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Hezekiah Massey III
Education is truly my passion. I began my educational career as a classroom teacher, coach, mentor, and team leader in the science department at various schools for nine years in Fayetteville, NC and Hampton, VA. My initial administrative experiences included assistant principal assignments at the middle and high school levels in Williamsburg, Va. and, later, in Rock Hill, SC at Northwestern High School for four years. In order to further my development as an educational leader, I became the principal of a PreK-12 school in Orangeburg, SC. Most recently, I have had the honor of serving the students at Blue Eagle Academy as Principal and Director of Alternative Programs for the past six years in Clover, SC.
I have always enjoyed watching students experience success. As an extension of my own educational philosophy, I often gravitate naturally to the most challenging students and work closely with them to build resiliency and instill hope. We all have a story. My desire is for students to believe that they can count on their school’s administrators, faculty, and staff to understand that their past is just that…their past! All students have the potential to reach greatness!
My dedication to the success of this school will be enduring as I assume the responsibility of leading Northwestern High School. I am committed to providing the students of our school excellent opportunities to grow academically. Likewise, students will also receive the best preparation possible in our extracurricular programs such as our highly-competitive performing and visual arts and an unrivaled athletic experience worthy of state championship caliber.
I look forward to leading Northwestern High School into a “New Era” of greatness and working hand in hand with this great community to support our students in realizing their dreams.