Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Danielle Arnold
Dr. Danielle R. Arnold has proudly served as our Assistant Principal since we opened in 2019. She is the youngest of three siblings and contributes her joyous experiences of life to her mother, Carol.
Dr. Arnold was born and raised approximately 20 miles outside of Detroit in Pontiac, Michigan. After completing high school, she attended undergraduate school at Tuskegee University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and became a member of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and the Coalition of 100 Black Women. After graduating from Tuskegee University, Dr. Arnold returned to Michigan and worked as a Families First Worker. Motivated by her work as a School Social Worker and the immense needs of inner city youth, Danielle returned to school and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Education with the concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Detroit Mercy. After teaching for three years in Metro Detroit, Dr. Arnold relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 2003. She attended Argosy University and earned a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Arnold then taught in Fulton County Schools for 9 years before relocating to the United Arab Emirates to teach Math, Science, and Reading to English Language Learners for two years. Dr. Arnold returned to the United States in 2014 and began working for Atlanta Public Schools.
Dr. Arnold brings 22 years of teaching and leadership experience serving as an Instructional Coach, MTSS Specialist, Early Intervention Teacher (EIP), Classroom Teacher (Kdg, 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th), Writing Lab Instructor, English Medium Teacher, Upper Grades Coordinator, and Online Instructor for Adult Learners. Dr. Arnold has obtained a National Board Teaching Certification, Reading Endorsement, Student Support Specialist Coordinator, and was the first in Fulton County Schools to obtain the Master Teacher Certification in 2008. Her experiences gained in the higher education and K-12 educational sector have played a vital role in her development as a school leader.
Dr. Arnold believes her role as an Assistant Principal is to be an instructional leader that motivates teachers and scholars to work to their full potential while committing to Harper-Archer Elementary Schools vision and mission. She also believes it is her responsibility to lead by example, put scholars first, and remove barriers for teachers and scholars that will ultimately yield high academic performance and instructional pedagogies.