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Mrs. Joy S. Antone
Mrs. Joy S. Antone was born and raised in Hancock County, GA. Learning the importance of education at an early age, she graduated from Hancock Central High School and then went on to attend Georgia Southern University for 3 years. She went on to matriculate at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Middle Grades Education(1998), a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership (2000) and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership (2002).
Mrs. Antone believes that all students can achieve academic success with the right guidance and support in an environment that embraces a high level of safety and high academic expectations. She affirms that the key ingredient to success is instilling the habit of reading, incorporating critical thinking skills, and building student leadership capacity. Since 1998, Mrs. Antone has served youth in the middle and elementary settings. She taught Science, English, and Reading in the middle school setting in Washington County, GA at T. J. Elder Middle School and all subjects at the elementary level in Bibb County, GA at Burdell-Hunt Magnet School. She went on to serve as an assistant principal at Hunt Elementary School in Fort Valley, GA for five years and served as the principal of Fort Valley Middle School in Fort Valley, GA for two years. Mrs. Antone served as a principal with the Newton County School System (NCSS) in Covington, Georgia for 8 years (2010 – 2018).
She is married to Raja Antone and together they have 3 children.