Meet Our Leader
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in History, Spelman College M.A in European History & Cultural Studies, New York University M.Ed in African History and African American Studies Clark Atlanta University Ph.D in Educational Leadership and Learning Development
Dr. Melinda Samson
Welcome to the Hawk's Nest! I am so happy that you have chosen our school as your choice for primary education. As a native of San Francisco, CA I moved to Atlanta, GA when I enrolled in Spelman College. From there I speant time abroad studying history in France. After pursuing a degree in European History and Archeology, I set my sights on a second Master's degree in African History with a concentration in socio-econimc development of post-colonial communities. That's a mouth full. In a nutshell, I find the link between history, sociolaization, culture, and economic enterprise intruiging. This also led me into education.
I have made it my life's work to empower young minds, especially those from disadvantaged communities to grow and blossom beyond the status quo, or whatever constraints popular culture may place on a student's presumed ability. While I still love history and travel frequently to conferences around the world to champion our work in our great city, district, and school; I am also dedicated to the care and success of our learners.
I can't wait to meet you!