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Betsy Bockman, Principal
Coan Middle School
145 Fourth Ave. 30317
Tel: 404-802-6600 

Betsy Bockman, Ph.D.
Dr. Betsey Bockman

Education:      Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Studies; Urban Education

                        Emory University, 1996


                        Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership

                        University of Georgia, 1992


                        Masters degree (M.Ed.) in Sports Administration

                        University of Georgia, 1984


                        Bachelors of Science (BS.Ed.) in Health and Physical Education

                        Georgia Southern College, 1983


Certification:  L-7       Educational Leadership  (Georgia)

PBT     Health and Physical Education (P-12)  (Georgia)


July 2012-Present: Principal Coan Middle School
                        Atlanta Public Schools 
July 2011-July 2012: Interim Executive Director, School Reform Team 3
                        Atlanta Public Schools
 July 2003-June 2011: Principal, Inman Middle School
                        Atlanta Public Schools
July 2002-June 2003: Principal, Garden Hills Elementary School (IB school) Atlanta Public Schools
July 2001-June 2002: Headmaster, First Montessori School of Atlanta
                        Adjunct Professor, Mercer University
July 1996-June 2001: Principal, Morningside Elementary School
 Atlanta Public Schools
Adjunct Professor, Kennesaw State University


June 1994-June 1996:  Graduate Assistant, Emory University Center for Urban Learning, Teaching, and Urban Research in Education and Schools (CULTURES), Diversity Leader, Georgia Initiative for Math and Science, and Program Manager for the Center for Education in Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology


October 1986-June 1994: Cobb County Public School System

                                    10/86--11/89:   Physical Education teacher & high school coach

                                                            Compton Elementary and McEachern High Schools

                                    11/89--7/90:     Learner Support Strategist, Mt. Bethel Elementary

                                    8/90--7/91:       Assistant Administrator, Fair Oaks Elementary

                                    8/91--7/93:       Assistant Administrator, Mt. Bethel Elementary

                                    8/93-- 6/94:      Assistant Administrator, Campbell High School


January 1984-October 1986: The Atlanta Braves Baseball Team

                                    Coordinator of Special Events and Promotions, Broadcast

                                    Operations Coordinator, and Assistant to the Director of Stadium