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Biography - Dr. Greene, Principal

William C. Greene Jr. was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. and is a product of the New York City public school system. An educator for over 27 years, Dr. Greene has served as a teacher, department chair, school and district level administrator. He has worked with several student programs, coached numerous sports and during his latter teaching years, he along with another social studies teacher coached two high school state championship Chess teams that were nationally ranked.

 During his last year in the classroom, he was voted Teacher of the Year before parting to become an administrator. He worked as an assistant principal for two and a half years before being appointed the coordinator of Secondary Social Studies for Clayton County Public Schools.

Dr. Greene was promoted to Executive Director for the department of Teaching and Learning and was asked to lead several district initiatives to promote greater student achievement. During his tenure, freshman academies were created and placed in each of the district’s high schools. Several non-traditional programs were also established to reduce the drop-out rate, increase student attendance, address student discipline issues, and increase the district’s graduation rate. 

 Dr. Greene has always been active in the community. In 2009, Dr. Greene along with a group of men in the Clayton County school system and local community, helped to create the district’s 500 Men Standing in the Gap initiative. These men saw a need for more positive male role models in the lives of the county’s over 50,000 students. Together these men helped to increase the number of active males involved in the life of the schools and the lives of children. Most recently he has chosen to serve on three boards dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children: Breakthrough-Atlanta, VerbalEyze and S.L.A.M - Atlanta.

In 2014, Dr. Greene was invited to participate as a panelist on The White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans. This summit initiated by President Barack Obama, was the first of a series of national discussions created to help accelerate national efforts to support African American students while improving opportunities for all students. The goal of this initiative is to increase college completion and employment rates that would ultimately strengthen our nation’s economy. During the 2016-17 year, Dr. Greene was honored to be a Clayton County Public School Principal of the Year Finalist.

Dr. Greene received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morehouse College, a master’s degree in the Teaching of Social Studies from Columbia University-Teachers College and both his specialist and doctoral degrees from Argosy University - Atlanta.  Dr. Greene is married to Sharron M. Greene, also an educator and they have one son William III (Trace).

 His educational philosophy is grounded in the premise, "Children don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care!

 

 

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