Chris Cleveland

President of Georgia GOAL Lisa Kelly presented Wesleyan School Head of School Chris Cleveland with the Head of School Award Sept. 3.

Wesleyan School Head of School Chris Cleveland has been recognized by Georgia GOAL with the Head of School Award.

The award was presented at Georgia GOAL’s GOALTenders Conference on Sept. 2. and recognizes the Head of School who has provided strong and principled leadership related to the Georgia GOAL program.

“Wesleyan has a long relationship with Georgia GOAL and the education tax credit program has been an important resource to families across Georgia since its inception in 2008,” Cleveland said. “I am honored to be recognized, and I continue to be grateful for an organization that has done so much to shape the futures of children across the state.”

In 2008, Georgia’s elected officials passed the Education Expense Credit law to provide families in our state with access to increased educational opportunities for their children. Since inception, the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has led the way in implementing this important legislation through their ethical, transparent and proven approach.

As Georgia’s leading student scholarship organization, in partnership with 160 participating schools, GOAL is providing thousands of children throughout the Peach State with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning – “GOAL.”

“He leads his community in a manner that is bold, responsible, and inspired, and his engagement with GOAL is intentional and beyond reproach,” president of Georgia GOAL Lisa Kelly said. “We are grateful for the perspective and wisdom of this leader. In fact, we respect and value him so much that we recruited him to serve on our Board of Directors.”

Cleveland came to Wesleyan in 2002 to serve as middle school principal. He became principal of the high school in 2004, and assumed the role of Assistant Headmaster for Advancement in 2010. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, he earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Auburn University and a master’s in administration and supervision from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

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