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Joan Harris Akin, American principal. Recipient Milkin National Educator award, 1994.


Akin, Joan Harris was born on August 15, 1944 in Royston, Georgia, United States. Daughter of William Paul and Doris (Tucker) Harris.


Bachelor in Sociology and Psychology, Mercer University, 1966. Master of Education in Reading Education, University Georgia, 1979. Educational Specialist in Middle Grades Education, University Georgia, 1982.

Educational Specialist in Administration, University Georgia, 1984.


Psychiatric social worker, Parkwood Hospital, Atlanta, 1966-1967; teacher, Snellville (Georgia) Middle School, 1969-1976; instructional supervisor, Snellville (Georgia) Middle School, 1976-1982; instructional lead teacher, Shiloh Middle School, Lithonia, Georgia, 1982-1983; assistant principal, Lanier Middle School, Buford, Georgia, 1983-1985; principal, Dacula (Georgia) Middle School, 1985-1987; principal, Lawrenceville (Georgia) Middle School, 1987-1996; principal, Creekland Middle School, since 1996. Instructor Gwinnett County Board of Education, Lawrenceville, fall 1991. 4-session teleconference panel member U. Georgia, Athens, winter 1988.

Board directors Carnegie Foundation Task Force for Adolescents, 1990-1991.


Member Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Grayson, Georgia, since 1984. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Middle School Association, Georgia Middle School Principal's Association (treasurer, president, board directors 1989-1990), Georgia Association Middle School Principal's (board directors since 1985), Georgia Association Educational Leaders (board directors Dahlonego chapter 1988-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, gardening, shopping.


Married Morris George Akin, July 31, 1966. Children: Angela Paulette, Andy Morris.

William Paul Harris

Doris (Tucker) Harris

Morris George Akin

Andy Morris Akin

Angela Paulette Akin