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Mr.  Paul  Spence

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1978 Chattahoochee Valley State Com. Col. Phenix City, Alabama Associate of Arts General Education

1980 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia BSEd Elementary Education

1984 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia MSEd Elementary Education

2002 Jacksonville State Jacksonville, Alabama Leadership Add-On

2003  Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee Education Specialist Degree Administration and Supervision


1980-1983  Richmond Hill Elementary Richmond Hill, GA  6th Grade All Subjects

1983-1989  Brittin Elementary Ft. Stewart, GA 6th Grade All Subjects

1989-2004  Turner Middle School Lithia Springs, GA 6th Grade Language Arts, 8th Grade science, social studies; 7th Grade science, study skills, math; 6th Grade science; 8th Grade reading, social studies.

2000; 2002-2004  Administrative Assistant Turner Middle School

Other Responsibilities at Turner Middle School  Turner Track Coach 4 years, Turner Junior Beta Club Sponsor 4 years, Assistant Football Coach 11 years, Team Leader/ Grade Level Chair 8th Grade 6 years

January 2004 - June 2015:  Assistant Principal South Douglas Elementary

July 2015 - Present:  Principal Bill Arp Elementary

Total Educational experience:  37 years

Certification:  Elementary/Middle Grades K-8, Teacher Support Specialist, Middle Grades science, language arts, social studies; Educational Leadership                      



I am married and have two children.  My wife Lisa and I moved here from South Georgia 28 years ago and now call Douglas county "Home".  I am an Army brat, having lived all over the U.S. and Europe.  My wife works for the school system also, and both our children have attended only Douglas County Schools.  My daughter is an elementary teacher taking a break while raising her young daughter, and my son teaches at one of Douglas County's elementary schools.  My interests are varied, having had a fulfilling childhood with lots of diverse experiences.  It has been my pleasure to be Bill Arp's principal for the past two years.  I look forward to great things as our school continues to move forward in providing our students a quality education.