Congratulations to Leigh Colburn! She will be accpeting the Award on October 12th at the MHS Alumni House and also recognized during the 10/17 MHS Homecoming game at 7:30pm.
Marietta, GA – Marietta High School (MHS) Alumni Society has selected Marietta High School Principal, Leigh Colburn as the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Colburn will receive the award October 12 at the MHS Alumni House “Open House”, and she will be recognized during the MHS 2008 Homecoming Game at Northcutt Stadium on October 17 at 7:30 p.m. The annual Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes an outstanding MHS graduate chosen by a selection committee made up of Alumni Society members.
“We congratulate Leigh on her well deserved recognition. Her dedication to education, as well as her commitment to her community demonstrate that she is worthy of this honor,” said Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Emily Lembeck.
As a teacher, Colburn discovered her passion for curriculum, pedagogy, and the institution of schools. As an educator with 20 years experience, eight of those as an administrator in elementary and secondary education, she continues her studies – learning as she mentors and leads others in the quest of continuous school improvement.
“Leigh exemplifies everything a Distinguished Alumnus should. She gives back to the community, the school system and is always there for her students,” said, Beverly McAfee, President of MHS Alumni Society. “She is a true example of a Distinguished Alumnus. Her enthusiasm makes her a great asset to Marietta.”
Colburn is a graduate of the Marietta High School class of 1983. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Kennesaw State University, a Master of Education in Curriculum Development and Specialized Instruction from the University of Mississippi, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and School Improvement from the University of Alabama.
“As one of Ms. Colburn’s teachers, her beginnings at Marietta High School in 1979, gave one the impression that she cared a great deal about her beloved school. She is blue devil born, and blue devil bred,” stated Cheryl Love, MHS Teacher.