I am so excited to be the principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I feel fortunate to have been given this tremendous responsibility. I attended UNC-Charlotte for my undergraduate studies as I majored in Chemistry. I received my Masters in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. Having attended both a public university, as well as a private university, I have gained a unique insight to our higher education institutions in North Carolina.
My education career began at Ashbrook High School in Gaston County. I taught Chemistry and coached football and baseball during my stint there for the first two years of my career. My wife and I moved to Stokes County and I spent the next two years teaching Physical Science and Chemistry at South Stokes High School. I also coached baseball and girls’ basketball while I was there. In the Fall of 2000, I came to WSFCS and began teaching Chemistry at Mt. Tabor High School, while enjoying coaching girls’ golf and baseball. In the Fall of 2004, I assumed my first role in administration as I became an assistant principal at Mt. Tabor. In all, I spent a little over ten years at Mt. Tabor High School.
I was named principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School in October of 2010. I bring seventeen years of experience of education with me, eleven of them working with this very community. As the father of two school-aged children, one of whom is a middle school student herself, I am able to visualize middle school from both the eyes of a principal, as well as that of a parent. It is my goal that we prepare our students to be successful as they move on from us to high school and beyond, while enjoying their middle school experiences.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
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