Dear Baptist Hill Middle High School Community,It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Baptist Hill Middle High and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope this note finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you are looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year together. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for the children each and every day while providing them a world-class learning environment to become college and career-ready.I arrive to Baptist Hill as a seasoned educator, but in addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a father and husband. My wife, Shandra, and I have three beautiful children, Jaxon (8), London (10), and Laila (14). I look forward to introducing my family to the many wonderful people who call Baptist Hill “home” in the near future. The 2023-2024 school year will mark my 22nd year in education. Since graduating from Morris Brown and Charleston Southern, I have worked at Wando High School for the past 21 years gaining a wide range of experiences and responsibilities. Although I have always felt at home in the classroom, it is in my position as an administrator where I have been most fulfilled in my life’s work. The principalship provides me the chance to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.
My conversations with district staff and families over the last few days have brought me privileged insights into the core beliefs and values that underlie the Baptist Hill Middle High School Community. With my goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Baptist Hill Middle High School, I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with YOU. We will be meeting with parents, students, and as a staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication. I look forward to meeting each of you in person very soon. It is going to be a fun year learning together.
In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2023-2024 school year.