Dr. Randi Sagona, Principal

Randi Sagona
rsagona@dawson.k12.ga.us
706-216-4849 ext. 1310

It is such an honor to serve as principal of Dawson County Middle School! So much has changed for us over the past year, and I am excited at the opportunities these changes will bring to our students. We are now fully transitioned to being a 6th and 7th grade middle school, and with a year of experience under our belts, our staff is committed to transforming learning through our 1:1 iPad initiative.

During the second semester last year, our staff undertook the endeavor of developing a shared vision for our school. After many hours of brainstorming, collaborating, revising, and sharing, our vision is "Building a community of learners through rigor, relevance, and relationships, one student at a time." When you walk in our building and get to know our staff, you will see that they are thoroughly committed to providing rigorous instruction; making it relevant by tying it to the likes, interests, and lives of the students they serve; and developing personal relationships with our kids. I truly believe that this is the formula for providing the best middle school experience for our children. 

If you would like to know more about me personally, I began my career as a middle school special education teacher in New York, and later moved to Palm Beach County, Florida where I worked as both an elementary and middle school special education teacher as well as a school-based special education administrator.  In 2002 my husband and I were both hired to teach in Forsyth County, and we have been enjoying the north Georgia life ever since. I also began my career in administration in Forsyth County, having served as Assistant Principal at both South Forsyth Middle School and Piney Grove Middle School prior to my appointment as principal in Dawson County in the 2015-2016 school year. In addition to administration and special education, I hold certifications in reading and middle grades mathematics.

I completed my bachelor’s degree at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, and my master’s degree is from Long Island University, CW Post Campus. After moving to Georgia, I obtained an Education Specialist degree from North Georgia College and State University (now known as the University of North Georgia), and I subsequently earned a Doctor of Education degree from Northcentral University.

When I am not busy working or doing my best to keep abreast of research in education, I enjoy reading for pleasure, gardening, hiking, and spending time with friends. My greatest pleasure in life, however, is spending time with my family. My husband, Pete, is a retired middle school science teacher. Our son Robert is a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, and our daughter Kristi is starting her senior year at Florida State University, where she is a Communication Sciences and Disorders major. 

 I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the community of  Dawson County Middle School, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!