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Briarlake Elementary

Dekalb County Schools


Ms. Camille Jones


Ms. Camille Jones

I am extremely honored to serve as the new principal of Briarlake Elementary School.  It is a humbling opportunity to lead a school with such amazing students, dedicated staff and a supportive community.   I have served as the assistant principal of Huntley Hills Elementary and Montessori School for the past six years.   Additionally, I have served as a counselor, teacher, and paraprofessional in the DeKalb County School District. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Brenau University, my Specialist in School Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Georgia, and my Specialist in School Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.  I am a Georgia native and a DeKalb County School District graduate.   My husband and I are the proud parents of  two girls, and one boy.  As a family we enjoy bike rides, traveling and family movie nights.  

I have enjoyed working with students from various backgrounds and abilities.  My well-rounded experience serving students as a teacher and counselor has enabled me to relate effectively to my students' developmental, academic, personal, and social needs.  As a leader, I know the importance of academic excellence, community involvement, positive school experiences, and supportive programming.   

I am  honored to have been selected to serve the amazing community of Briarlake Elementary and look forward to working with each of you to ensure that our Beavers continue to have a safe and engaging place to grow academically and socially. As a student-focused leader, I believe in creating a positive and collaborative learning environment that will foster opportunities for every student to reach their highest potential.

I look forward to serving the Briarlake community and am grateful for the opportunity to develop positive relationships and outcomes for all students, staff, and parents.


Proud to serve,

Camille L. Jones

Nedra Anthony-Houston

Assistant Principal 
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Ms. Clishé Thomas

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As a school counselor, I love that I am able to offer students a place where they are able to freely express themselves and feel safe. The elementary school years are a fun time where students are beginning to develop academic self-concept, and confidence as learners. Moreover, it sets the tone for developing positive attitudes and necessary life skills that prepare them to become the next generation of workers, leaders, and decision-makers. 

I have many responsibilities, as a school counselor, to include: academic support, goal setting, career awareness and exploration, understanding self, peer relationships, coping strategies, individual and small-group counseling, classroom guidance, one-on-one parent conferencing, and peer support; thus, ensuring a positive and solid foundation for future academic and personal/social success for all students.   

I am extremely grateful to be a part of such an awesome team and I look forward to serving this community for many more years to come!

Virtual Counseling Office Hours
Ms. Thomas cell- (470) 289- 6705


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