Kyle Whitfield is having about as principal at Wren Superior College in Piedmont right after serving as assistant principal for 5 years.
Seth Youthful, the former principal, has taken a position in Pickens County as Assistant Superintendent of Human Methods, superintendent Robbie Binnicker explained.
Whitfield grew up in Homeland Park and graduated from Westside Significant College right before he started out a journey into ministry.
His courses at Lee University in Tennessee incorporated studying the Bible in Greek and pastoral lessons, but he later switched to a historical past big.
“I am a incredibly religious particular person, I felt like God was contacting me into education,” he claimed.
He then bought certified as a result of the Plan of Alternative Certification for Educators, for graduates who have a foundation expertise but have to have teaching certification, and commenced his job at McCants Center School with 7th quality, the place he also coached soccer and basketball.
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Whitfield’s empathetic personality has usually matched well with the substantial college age and he is enjoyed the job though constantly looking to have enjoyment.
“They are much easier to talk to and maybe a very little less complicated to relate to,” he said.
He has a complete of 14 yrs expertise in schooling such as his initial administration function as assistant principal at Pickens Center University.
Whitfield and his spouse have two sons, a 3rd grader and a 9th grader who will also be at Wren Significant Faculty with him.
The changeover from educating to administration was a all-natural pull for him, a person he credits to mentors who encouraged him.
“It is really a dream position, staying assistant principal there and now currently being capable to shift into the principal change,” Whitfield explained. “It is a amazing college, amazing little ones, fantastic school, wonderful local community.”
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Whitfield starts the new part this 7 days. He’s concentrated on leading the university while prioritizing the wants of learners, he reported.
He is thrilled the school will get started a new initiative this yr on Wednesdays where academics are supplied extra time to collaborate and strategy with just about every other.
In a state at the moment struggling with instructor burnout and turnover, Whitfield sees the significance in neighborhood, he explained.
“I have been in a great deal of unique colleges and I consider leadership will make a change,” he stated. “1 of the motives we have experienced a lot less turnover in our faculty… is for the reason that we do support academics.”
The teaching job has turn out to be additional demanding given that he started 14 years in the past, he stated, but his aim is to help them the way he required as a teacher.
“I want to develop a family members atmosphere as a lot as I can at Wren,” he said.
Sarah Sheridan is the neighborhood reporter in Anderson. She’d recognize your assistance telling significant tales arrive at her at [email protected] or on twitter @saralinasher.