CCSS Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker
Dr. Steve Barker is the Superintendent of the Coweta County School System. He has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal at Coweta County elementary, middle and high schools during his 20-year career. The Coweta County Board of Education chose Dr. Steve Barker to succeed Blake Bass as Superintendent of Coweta County Schools, effective April 1, 2011.
Dr. Barker began with the school system in 1990 as teacher and coach at Evans Middle School, Northgate Middle School, and then Northgate High School. He was named assistant principal of Northgate High School in 1998, principal of Canongate Elementary School in 1999, and principal of Smokey Road Middle School in 2001. Dr. Barker served as principal of Newnan High School from 2003 to 2007, when he was named Director of Administrative Services for the school system, a position he held from 2007-2011.
Dr. Barker earned his B.A. in Education with an emphasis on Social Studies from Shorter College, his Master’s from the State University of West Georgia, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is a native of Dalton, Georgia, married to Karen Barker, and has two children – Cade and Lilli Glen.