Brian Newhall

M.A., Northeastern University
B.A., Fairfield University
C.A.G.S., University of New Hampshire
Georgia certification in Leadership, Economics 6-12, Political Science 6-12, History 6-12, Special Education General Curriculum K-12, Special Education Language Arts K-8, and Special Education Social Studies P-12

Work Experience
Mr. Newhall has worked in Catholic education at Xaverian Brothers High School in Massachusetts and at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Hampshire where he was principal for 13 years.  He recently served as principal of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville from 2012 to 2017.  He was also a member and chair of the Archbishop’s  School Advisory Council.  He also served as principal of several large public high schools in the Atlanta area.  Mr. Newhall served as  chair of the Board of Trustees of Newman School in Boston prior to moving to Georgia.

Shaun H. Bland
Assistant Principal

B.S., Virginia Tech, Family and Child Development
Pursued MBA at George Mason University
Early Childhood Education Certificate, Brenau University
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Southern University
Professional Development: Orton-Gillingham, Executive Function, Collins Writing

Work Experience
Ms. Higgins has worked with children for more than 20 years. Before coming to Christ the King School, she worked at St. Jude School for 16 years teaching first and second grade. Prior to that, she taught first grade in DeKalb County. She has served on numerous school and Archdiocesan committees.

Melissa Lowry
Curriculum Coordinator

M.A.- Elementary  Education/Literacy & Language Arts, Loyola Marymount University
B.A.- Communication and English/Creative Writing, The University of Arizona
Georgia Certification in Early Childhood Education P-5, Middle Grades 4-8, Middle Grades Language Arts 4-8, and Middle grades Social Studies 4-8
California: CLEAR K-8 Credential
Professional Development: Gesell Developmental Readiness, Executive Function, The Growth Mindset, Professional Learning Communities, Collins Writing

Work Experience
Mrs. Lowry has worked in the field of education for over twenty years.  She taught middle school Language Arts at CKS for five years before moving into her current role, and prior to that, she was the principal of a K-8 Catholic elementary school in California.  Mrs. Lowry has taught early childhood and elementary school as well.  She is also the co-author of Answer Keys: Teacher Lesson Plans for Successful Parenting (Bright Sky Press 2011) and is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops.

Dr. Kim Boykin
Religion Coordinator


Work Experience



Guidance Counselors

Emily Meadows
Guidance Counselor

Ed.D., Counselor Education, The University of Memphis
M.A., Counseling, Louisiana State University
B.A., Psychology, Christian Brothers University
Licensed Professional School Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Work Experience
As a product of Catholic education, Ms. Meadows knows the value of such an opportunity. She was previously employed as a Professional School Counselor in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. During this time Ms. Meadows developed a comprehensive counseling curriculum that addressed the academic, personal, and college-readiness needs of all students at her school. She was also employed as an Assistant Professor of School Counseling at The University of Southern Mississippi. Although she enjoyed her time at USM, Ms. Meadows missed working directly with children and decided to return to practicing as a Professional School Counselor.

Megan Harper
Guidance Counselor

M.Ed, School Counseling, Middle Tennessee State University
B.A., Psychology, Auburn University
Licensed Professional School Counselor
National Board Certified Counselor

Work Experience
Mrs. Harper began her career in education as the College Counseling Assistant at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta, GA.  While in graduate school, Mrs. Harper received two years of internship experience in Kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as direct training in classroom management and play therapy.  Prior to joining Christ the King, Mrs. Harper worked at Centennial High School in Franklin, TN with juniors and seniors assisting them with academic planning, college and career readiness, and supplying social and emotional support.  


Dawn M. Stark
Director of Advancement

MBA, Marylhurst University -Nonprofit Management concentration
B.S. in Sports Science, Ohio University

Work Experience
Ms. Stark has more than thirteen years of fundraising experience, ten of them raising money for schools. This is her sixth year at Christ the King School, fourth year working for both the Cathedral and the school. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Atlanta Chapter. Prior to CKS she served on the Advancement team at St. Martin’s Episcopal School for four and a half years including capital campaign work to build a new Middle School building. Prior to her fundraising experience, Ms. Stark taught Health and Physical Education for students K-12.


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