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Harper Announces Retirement

 
Current TCCHS principal Ken Harper and incoming principal Trista Jones.

On Wednesday, December 11, TCCHS Principal Ken Harper announced that he will be retiring effective June 30, 2014. Harper joined the faculty at TCCHS in 1984 as a social studies teacher and assistant football coach. After earning his Master's degree in Educational Leadership in 1998, he was moved to the position of assistant principal in 1999. Harper holds degrees from Toccoa Falls College, Valdosta State University and the University of Georgia. In 2011 he was named principal of Thomas County Central High School.

Assistant principal Trista Jones as been named as principal-designee and will assume the principalship on July 1, 2014. Jones earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and the joined the faculty of TCCHS as a French teacher in 1992. She earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and later a Educational Specialist degree from Valdosta State University. She was named assistant principal at Thomas County Central in 2004.

“Mr. Harper has served the Thomas County School System for 30 years. During those many years, he has touched thousands of lives.  He loves the Yellow Jackets and will always be a part of our school system family. I congratulate Mr. Harper on reaching this milestone in his life, and I hope that he will continue to attend our ballgames and other school functions.  Mr. Harper has a heart of gold and would do anything that he can to help any student or faculty member,” said Kornegay. - See more at: http://www.timesenterprise.com/news/x666708250/Central-s-Harper-to-retire-June-30#sthash.MrU93Nqa.dpuf
“Mr. Harper has served the Thomas County School System for 30 years. During those many years, he has touched thousands of lives.  He loves the Yellow Jackets and will always be a part of our school system family. I congratulate Mr. Harper on reaching this milestone in his life, and I hope that he will continue to attend our ballgames and other school functions.  Mr. Harper has a heart of gold and would do anything that he can to help any student or faculty member,” said Kornegay. - See more at: http://www.timesenterprise.com/news/x666708250/Central-s-Harper-to-retire-June-30#sthash.MrU93Nqa.dpuf




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