On Sept. 1, 2022, the Clarke County Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Robbie Hooker to the position of Superintendent, effective Oct. 10, 2022.
A highly respected leader with previous ties to CCSD and more than a decade of administrative experience in Clarke County schools, Dr. Hooker began his career in education as a classroom teacher — a role that brought him to W.R. Coile Middle School, where he was named Teacher of the Year for 1995-96. From there, he went to Westside Middle School in Barrow County, where he served as assistant principal from 1997-2003, before returning to CCSD as principal of Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School from 2003-2008. In 2008, Dr. Hooker was named principal of Clarke Central High School, a position he held until 2016. In that role, he received many honors, which included being named Georgia High School Principal of the Year in 2013 by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
After leaving CCSD, Dr. Hooker became Assistant Superintendent for High Schools in Henry County from 2016-2019 before assuming the role of Superintendent of Social Circle City Schools.
"I am excited to return and join the leaders, teachers, and staff at the Clarke County School District," states Dr. Hooker. "I look forward to working with our governance team to focus on our students and make this the best educational experience possible."
Dr. Hooker holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Behavior Disorders from Valdosta State University and earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. Additionally, he holds certifications in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia and School Counseling from the University of West Georgia. Dr. Hooker is married to his wife, Karen, and they have two children, Kaitlyn and Johnathan.