Shaun H. Bland
Interim 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

Ph.D., Religion, Emory University
M.T.S., Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
B.A., Cognitive Science, Vassar College
Certificate in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

Work Experience
Dr. Boykin spent a decade teaching high school religion classes at Marymount School of New York, an independent Catholic girls’ school in Manhattan. Before that, she taught at Carroll College in Wisconsin and at Emory University; served for three years as Assistant Director of Emory’s Youth Theological Initiative, which runs a summer theology academy for high school students; and taught preschool for a year. She is the author of Zen for Christians: A Beginner’s Guide and teaches an online “Zen for Christians” course in the summer for Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

Guidance Counselor

Dr. 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.


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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