My name is Jody Blakley and I am very excited to be an Assistant Principal at Dr. Martin Luther King High School. I am starting my 11th year in DeKalb County School District and my 26th year in education. I have been in leadership for 17 years. I attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for my undergraduate degree, Georgia State for my master’s degree and West Georgia for my specialist degree. I have a wonderful husband and four great children that keep me very busy. My philosophy is very simple- all students can be successful. With my background being special education I know providing students with the appropriate supports inside and outside of the classroom will allow them to excel to their fullest potential.