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Dr. Keith Colbert

Dr. Keith A. Colbert has served in the Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) system since 1998, starting his career as a fourth-grade teacher at Northcutt Elementary school.  After a two year tenure at Northcutt Elementary, he transferred to Morrow High School where he served as a math teacher, special education teacher, and assistant head basketball coach.  To gain insightful leadership experience, Dr. Colbert shadowed the administrative team gaining useful school leadership experience and obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University.


Dr. Colbert was selected as assistant principal of Mundy’s Mill High School (MMHS) in 2003 under the leadership of Dr. Anthony W. Smith. During his tenure at MMHS, he was instrumental in preparing the first class to graduate from the newly constructed school. 


Dr. Colbert was recognized as a future principal leader in the district and was selected as one of twelve future leaders to participate in the principal preparation program, “A Forward-LEAP.” After completing this program, Dr. Colbert was appointed to serve as principal of Lovejoy Middle School in 2006, where he led over 1400 students.  At the time, Lovejoy Middle School was the largest middle school in the district and considered underperforming.  Dr. Colbert and his team led the school to substantial improvements in student achievement and consequently was selected as the 2008 Georgia PTSA Principal of the Year.


Driven to nurture a class of students from 6th grade to graduation, Dr. Colbert was appointed principal of Lovejoy High School in July of 2009 where he served for seven years.  He is one of few principals in traditional high schools fortunate to guide sixth graders to graduation with the Class of 2013.  During his tenure at Lovejoy High School, the school was recognized as a Title I Rewards school in 2012 and 2013, SAT greatest gains school 2012, and a USA News top high school in 2011. Dr. Colbert’s achievements led to a finalist for Principal of the Year for Clayton County Public Schools 2011 and 2013.


In June of 2016, Dr. Keith A. Colbert was appointed Assistant Superintendent of schools for Clayton County Public Schools.