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West Point High School has 55 teachers, 3 counselors, and 4 administrators serving 960 students.

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Administrative Team

over 2 years ago

The West Point High School Administrative Team has 5 members with 36 combined years in education, 13 combined years in administration, and 13 degrees from 7 different universities. The Administrative Team is committed to the following mission statement and goals.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Point High School Administrative Team is to support school learning by setting high expectations, creating time and structures for collaboration, and building and maintaining a positive school culture that is focused on the needs of students. We are committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning by modeling professional learning, providing support, and communicating with all stakeholders.


  • support learning

  • build capacity in teaching

  • improve quality of teaching

  • lead instructionally

  • create and maintain a positive and safe environment that is student-focused

  • build positive culture

  • communication of reasons for decisions

  • graduation-focused

  • promotion and recognition of student talents and successes

  • set high expectations with support for students and teachers

 

To fulfill this mission we will make the following commitments:

  1. We will use effective communication strategies.

  2. We will use effective teamwork strategies.

  3. We will hold each other accountable for group norms and responsibilities.

  4. We will stay results and student oriented.

  5. We will focus our efforts on improving student learning.

  6. We will lead and support collective inquiry.

Ken Pickens

Associate Principal

Bachelors in Secondary Education, 2000

Education Specialist in Leadership, expected 2014

'To move the world we must move ourselves.'

-Socrates







Jacob Gentry
Assistant Principal 

Felecia Shumaker

Assistant Principal

Bachelors in Technology Teacher Education, 1999

Masters in Instructional Technology, 2001

Education Specialist in Leadership, 2007

  

'Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness;

but direct them to it by what amuses their minds,

so that you may be better able to discover

with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.'

-Plato


Ken Pickens

Associate Principal

Bachelors in Secondary Education, 2000

Education Specialist in Leadership, expected 2014

'To move the world we must move ourselves.'

-Socrates







Jacob Gentry
Assistant Principal 

Felecia Shumaker

Assistant Principal

Bachelors in Technology Teacher Education, 1999

Masters in Instructional Technology, 2001

Education Specialist in Leadership, 2007

  

'Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness;

but direct them to it by what amuses their minds,

so that you may be better able to discover

with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.'

-Plato


Ken Pickens

Associate Principal

Bachelors in Secondary Education, 2000

Education Specialist in Leadership, expected 2014

'To move the world we must move ourselves.'

-Socrates







Jacob Gentry
Assistant Principal 

Felecia Shumaker

Assistant Principal

Bachelors in Technology Teacher Education, 1999

Masters in Instructional Technology, 2001

Education Specialist in Leadership, 2007

  

'Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness;

but direct them to it by what amuses their minds,

so that you may be better able to discover

with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.'

-Plato


Chris Chambless

Athletic Director

Bachelors in Education, 1995

Masters in Sports Administration, 2003

Masters in Educational Leadership, 2009

'Hard work yields a profit, mere talk leads to povery.'

-Proverbs 14:23

  • Administrative Assistants
    Olivia Binder
    South Campus
  • Geraldine Gunn
    South Campus
  • Rosezella Reese
    South Campus
  • Cynthia Thomas
    North Campus
  • Audrey Johnson
    Athletic Office
  • Meet Our Counselors
    West Point High School has 3 counselors who have over 45 combined years in education. These counselors are committed to preparing students for graduation, college, and career.
  • Missy Brown
    Missy Brown
    12th Grade
    Bachelors in Elementary Education, 1987
    Masters in School Counseling, 1994

    'The function of education is to teach one

    to think intensively and to think critically.

    Intelligence plus character -

    that is the goal of true education.'

    -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Stacy Ricks
    Stacy Ricks
    10th - 11th Grade
    Bachelors in Speech Pathology, 1996

    Masters in Counseling, 2000

    Education Specialist in Leadership, 2008
    'Education is not preparation for life;

    education is life itself.'

    -John Dewey
  • Leterice Townsend
    Leterice Townsend
    9th Grade
    Bachelors in Secondary Education, 2002

    Masters in School Counseling, 2008

    'I've learned that people will forget what you said,

    people will forget what you did,

    but people will never forget how you made them feel'

    -Maya Angelou
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