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Indian Creek principal wins award
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Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Dr. Mallard, principal of Indian Creek Middle School, was recently awarded the Georgia State University Principals Center’s Joe Richardson Award for the 2011-2012 school year.
The award is given each year to a principal who has distinguished him or herself in leading a school that works for all students.

The award is named after Dr. Joe Richardson, founder of the Principals Center at Georgia State University, former Associate Dean of the College of Education at Georgia State University, and former headmaster of Galloway School. As recipient of this prestigious award, Dr. Mallard will be recognized at the Principals Center's New Principals Celebration at the Carter Center next month.

“Being chosen as the recipient of the Georgia State University Principals Center Joe Richardson Award is an honor,” said Mallard. “To be recognized and celebrated as a learning leader and as someone who provides a motivating learning environment for everyone is one of the highest compliments a principal can receive. I am proud to represent Indian Creek and Newton County in this respect, and I am humbled by the selection. It has always been my goal to ensure that students receive the best education and the best opportunities we can provide, while maintaining a positive environment for both students and staff. I am passionate about learning and I hope to always set an example. The recognition by Dr. Mathews and the Board makes this even more special.”

“Renee is most deserving,” said Gary Mathews, Superintendent of Newton County Schools. “And she is the first to say that such recognition is more her staff than her.”