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Mr.  David  Henson
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1993: B.S. Health & Physical Education, Minor in Science Education & Coaching - North Georgia College

2007: M.S. Health & Physical Education, Minor in Exercise Science - North Georgia College & State University

2008: Ed.S. Educational Leadership - Lincoln Memorial University

Present: Doctoral Candidate - Liberty University

Other colleges attended: Georgia Tech, Dallas Theological Seminary, Southern Poly


1987 - 1991: U.S. Army

Nuclear Weapons Specialist

1993 - 1995: Fannin High School

Teacher - Biology

Coach - Football (Asst.), Wrestling (Asst.), and Baseball (Head)

1997 - 2002: ETC

Network Engineer

2002 - 2004: Gilmer Christian Learning Center

Teacher - Old & New Testament History, Comparative Religions

2004 - 2006: Gilmer Middle School

Teacher: Physical Education, Weight Training

Coach: Football (Head)

2006 - 2012: Gilmer High School

Teacher: Freshman Choices & Challenges, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Physical Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology

Coach: Football (Asst.), Wrestling (Asst.), Baseball (Asst.), Tennis, Golf, Track & Field

Science Department Head - 5 years

Rube Goldberg Team Sponsor

FCA Sponsor

2012 - 2013: Gilmer High School

Assistant Principal

2013 - 2014: Clear Creek Middle School

Assistant Principal

11 state wrestling championship titles as Assistant Coach

15 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Region Assistant Coach of the Year Awards

10 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association State Assistant Coach of the Year Awards

National Wrestling Coaches Association Georgia Assistant Coach of the Year Award

National Wrestling Coaches Association Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year Award


Dana, my high school sweetheart, and I have been married for 28 years. We have a daughter, Laney, who is 18 and attends the University of North Georgia. I am actively involved at First Baptist Church in Ellijay as a deacon and Bible study teacher of middle school and high school boys. Riding my motorcycle is one of my most enjoyable pastimes.

I love to learn and truly believe this statement by Dr. Hendricks, “If you stop growing today, you stop teaching tomorrow.” I love to teach, so I am challenged to learn and grow every day. I am very excited for the upcoming school year.