Dr. Chendra Dupree - Principal


Dr. Chendra Dupree

Greetings Charger Family!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! It is with great pleasure to serve as Principal of Central Fine Arts & International Baccalaureate High School.  This is my fifth year at Central. I currently served as the Assistant Principal of Instruction before being named Principal of Central  in March 2021. Before coming to Central, I was a District Intervention Coach for Bibb County Schools and an Education Specialist for Georgia Department of Human Services for grades K-12. Prior to that, I served as a Middle School Instructional Coach and Teacher. I also served as an Elementary School Literacy Coach and Teacher. I have twenty years of experience in education. My educational experiences have been on all three levels(elementary, middle and high).  

Throughout my educational journey to build my leadership capacity,  I completed Bibb County’s 2016-2017 Aspiring Leaders Program, Bibb County’s 2017-2018 VIP Leadership Academy, Governor’s School Leadership Academy 2018-2019 Inaugural Cohort for Aspiring Principals and I'm currently in the Governor's School Leadership Academy 2021-2022 Cohort Principal Support Program. 

I pride myself on being a lifelong learner. I have obtained the following degrees, certifications, endorsements throughout my educational journey:

B.S. from Mercer University in Early Childhood Education and Middle Grades Language Arts Certification
M.A. from Central Michigan University in Instructional Education
Ed.S. from Argosy University in Educational Leadership
Ed.D. from Argosy University in Educational Leadership
Add-on Certification from Georgia College & State University in Educational Leadership
Reading Endorsement and Gifted Endorsement
Teacher Support Specialist

I am a member of Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I am married to Joe Dupree who is an Educator/ Head Football Coach/Athletic Director at Southwest High School. I am the proud Mother of Nick, Chase and Chloe. On my spare time, I enjoy reading, shopping, traveling and spending time with my family.

I am committed and dedicated to providing a high quality education for all children. It is my strong belief that all students can learn and be successful. I strongly believe that my innate drive and desire to motivate, develop, and impact the lives of others in a positive fashion, ultimately adds value to my success as an educator and leader. It is truly a privilege and honor to work at Central!

Best Regards,

Dr. Chendra Dupree

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