Phone: 706.769.5130 ext. 1306


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Philosophy, Workforce Education, Leadership, University of Georgia, 05/2011 Master of Education, Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, 08/1998 Bachelor of Science in Education, Spanish Education, University of Georgia, 06/1994 Rising Stars Leadership Cohort, Northeast Georgia RESA Certifications:Leadership, Spanish, Gifted In-Field, Special Education, ESOL Endorsement

Dr. Meri Blackburn

Dr. Blackburn has lived in the Athens area since 1983 and currently resides in Watkinsville with her husband, Tony, and their children, Matthew and Ali. She began her teaching career at Clarke Central High School where she taught Spanish and Special Education. She also served as master scheduler, afterschool coordinator, and IB/Gifted coordinator for several years before becoming Assistant Principal at North Oconee in 2013. In 2016, Dr. Blackburn became the Principal at Malcom Bridge Middle School. In 2019, Dr. Blackburn accepted the position of Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning.