Principal of Oak Grove Elementary Fine Arts Academy is Mr. Les Conley
Les Conley of Canton, GA
57 years old, 30 years as an educator, 29 in the CCSD
13 as an administrator
previously served as principal at Boston and Free Home
AP at Hickory Flat, Administrative Assistant/Teacher at Tippens
English Teacher, Drama Director, Baseball-Football-Basketball coach at Cherokee High (17 years there)
Served on State Board of Director of Georgia Thespian Society
Musician, (weak) golfer
married to Cindy Conley, Teacher at Holly Springs ES
Jennifer Martin of Marietta
Lance and Jimmy Conley of Atlanta
"I AM VERY, VERY PROUD AND EXCITED TO BE PART OF ONE OF THE FIRST EVER FINE ARTS ACADEMIES IN THE CCSD AND AM HONORED TO BE THE NEWEST PRINCIPAL AT OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY AND ITS 80 YEAR HISTORY OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE!"
Assistant Principal of Oak Grove Elementary Fine Arts Academy is Mrs. Courtney Shaw
"I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Ohio. I attended Wingate University in North Carolina, where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree. After college, I taught fifth grade for two years in Charlotte, North Carolina. Next, I moved to Florida in 2002, where I taught first, fourth, and fifth grade. While there I met my husband, Josh, who is now a teacher and the head football coach at Cherokee High School. In 2006, we moved to Cherokee County. I taught second grade for five years and one year of ESOL at Boston Elementary School. While at Boston Elementary School in 2008 our son, Trey, came into this world. The following year I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. We also have two Labrador puppies named Kane Diesel and Kiya Kinzee. Currently, I am looking forward to a wonderful year with the students and families represented at Oak Grove Elementary Fine Arts Academy."