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Dr. Curtis Armour, Jr.
Dear Clairemont Students, Parents, Staff, and Supporters:
My name is Dr. Curtis Armour, Jr., and I am the proud Principal of Clairemont Elementary School. I am an Atlanta native with 18 years of experience in the field of education. After receiving my primary and secondary education in the DeKalb County School District, I attended Georgia State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Education. I also hold of Doctor of Education degree from Clark Atlanta University. I began my educational career as an Admissions Officer at Georgia State University. Continuing in higher education, I also served as an Undergraduate Program Administrator at Emory University and as the Student Affairs Director at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Georgia Campus.
Answering a call to public education in 2007, I accepted a teaching position with the Atlanta Public School System. While employed with APS, I held the positions of Social Studies Department Chair and Instructional Coach and, in 2014 I was selected by my peers to receive the Educator of the Year award. In 2015, I accepted a position as Assistant Principal with the Fayette County School System and in the fall of 2018, I joined the administrative team at Decatur High School. In my spare time I enjoy writing and spending time with family and friends. I have a firm belief in a quote by renowned educator Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays that “every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.” The first steps to your child achieving that level of success starts right here at Clairemont.
I am fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to serve in such a welcoming environment. With the support of our district administrators, faculty/staff, and parents, I am certain that our school will continue to flourish. It’s and exciting time at Clairemont! With change comes a wealth of new and innovative ideas and the opportunity to further our growth. I can assure you that our dynamic faculty and staff are committed to student success. We invite you to join us as we continue to learn together with our heads, hearts, and hands. Expect amazing things from the incomparable “Clairemont Crew”!
Yours in service,
Dr. Curtis Armour, Jr.
Clairemont Elementary School