Welcome Message

  • Dr. Demond Means Welcome to the Clarke County School District! As you browse our website, please know that you are a valued member of our district. Whether an employee, parent, community partner, volunteer or taxpayer, we are confident that you will make a difference in the lives of our students. Strategically, we are committed to ensuring that all students graduate as lifelong learners with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in our community and the global society. We are thankful that you are joining us in making this vision a reality in Athens-Clarke County.

    We strive to be a community connected. A maximized community effort will lead to the largest impact in the annual academic achievement of our children. Thank you for your support of the Clarke County School District! We are Better Every Day!

    Sincerely,

    Demond A. Means, Ed.D.

  • About Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent

    Dr. Demond Means joined the Clarke County School District as superintendent on July 10, 2017. Previously, he was the superintendent of the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wis., recognized for three consecutive years as the best K-12 district with an enrollment of 3,000 or more by the Wisconsin accountability system report card. Consistent success led to his being tapped as the chair of Wisconsin’s Promoting Excellence for All – a task force formed by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction to develop strategies to address the state’s achievement gap.

    Prior to that, Dr. Means was an assistant superintendent in the same school district, co-interim superintendent of the Wauwatosa School District in Wauwatosa, Wis., director of human resources for the Wauwatosa School District, principal of Maple Dale Middle School in Fox Point, Wis., assistant principal of Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wis. and a social studies teacher at Homestead High School in Mequon. 

    Dr. Means earned three degrees in Wisconsin: a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Concordia University, in addition to both a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. In 2015, he completed the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent Certification Program.

    He and his wife, Kimberly, are the proud parents of elementary school-aged Hannah.

    Contact Information:

    superintendent@clarke.k12.ga.us

    706.546.7721, ext. 20701


    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

    Lisa Palmer

    palmerli@clarke.k12.ga.us

    706-546-7721 ext. 20701

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