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Meet Dobbs Elementary School’s New Principal

by talkupaps


Tiffany M. Ragin is the new principal at John Wesley Dobbs Elementary School, located in the South Atlanta Cluster. Ragin has served as assistant principal at Dobbs and will embark on this journey as principal with more than 20 years of service to Atlanta Public Schools.

As assistant principal at Dobbs from 2016 to 2018, she facilitated and led teachers and students to make incremental gains in the core content areas by a minimum 3 percentage points.

From 1998 to 2007, she taught grammar, reading, social studies and writing skills at Jean Childs Young Middle School. As a classroom teacher, she conducted a writer’s professional development workshop that resulted in an eighth-grade data increase from 85 percent to 93 percent passing on standardized testing.

At Sylvan and Bunche middle schools, Ragin coordinated and facilitated schoolwide writing and language arts instruction. As a result, eighth-grade writing test scores increased from 69 percent to 79 percent passing during the 2007-2008 school year.

As a Title I education specialist, Ragin provided school plan guidance and budget support of Title I programs that enhanced opportunities for student growth and improved student performance in 19 schools.

She holds a B.S. in middle grades education from Fort Valley State University, M.Ed. in middle grades education from Brenau University, and an education specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.


Favorite ColorOrange
Favorite Past timeShopping and High-Intensity Exercise
Favorite RestaurantCheesecake Factory
Favorite Subject in SchoolLanguage Arts
Interesting Personal Insight“I have a 16-year-old daughter who has traveled the world through Girls Going Global.”
Favorite Advice to Students“Always ask questions and speak up for yourself. It fosters the ability to take ownership and accountability.”

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1 comment

Lynette Ragin 12 Aug 2019 - 10:11 pm

I am soo proud of you Tiffany! Wow! Your journey to your present position as Principal speaks for itself ! Very impressive bio. Your staff, students and parents are blessed to have a role model as yourself. Continue to inspire our youth in Education!! Hat’s off to you, Principal Ragin!!!!


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