Phone: 706-769-7760


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Animal Science - UGA M.A.T in Special Education in High Incidence Disabilities - Piedmont College Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - UGA Certifications: Early Childhood Education (P-5) SpEd General Curriculum (P-12) SpEd Science Cognitive Levels (P-12) SpEd Math Cognitive Levels (P-5) SpEd Social Science Cognitive Levels (P-5) SpEd Reading Cognitive Levels (P-5) Middle Grades Science (4-9) Gifted In-Field Endorsement Educational Leadership

Dr. Grace Staniszewski

Dr. Grace Staniszewski is currently the Principal of Dove Creek Elementary School, after serving three years as Assistant Principal. In 2006, "Dr. Stan" graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Animal and Dairy Science. She realized that her heart belonged to working with children and she quickly began her journey into the field of education.

In 2006, Dr. Stan began serving students with disabilities while also completing her Masters in the Arts of Teaching in Special Education with an emphasis in High Incident Disabilities. Dr. Stan taught a variety of grade levels and specialized areas while in the Clarke County School District from 2006-2016, including Special Education, 5th grade general curriculum in all content areas, and Gifted Education in grades K - 5th.  During this time, Dr. Stan served on district math and science curriculum and assessment teams. Additionally, she collaborated in the development of alternative assessment strategies to identify underrepresented populations in Gifted Education. She has had the opportunity to present this work at the local, state, and national levels with her team.

In 2016, Dr. Stan graduated with her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia and began her role in administration as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at North Oconee High School for two years. In 2018, she was selected to assist Dr. Susan Stancil in opening the newest Oconee County school, Dove Creek Elementary.

Dr. Stan and her husband, David, have three children - Owen and twins, Nolan and Nora.