I am very excited to begin my fifth year at McCormick High School and my third year as principal. I am extremely proud to be principal of this excellent institution. It is my passion to see the students at McCormick High School obtain World Class Knowledge, World Class Skills as well as Positive Life and Career Characteristics. We have some of the best behaved students I have ever met. We have excellent support from parents, guardians, community and all stakeholders. We also have the hardest working school staff including, administration, teachers, teacher support, cafeteria and custodial workers.
If I could ask one thing from the community, it would be that you let people know that we are an excellent school and we working to become even better.
Mr. J. Steven English, Principal
McCormick High School
Mr. English's Biography:
Mr. Steve English is a native of Orangeburg, but moved to McCormick, SC when he was eight months old. His family moved to McCormick when his father, Robert English, was named principal of McCormick High School in July of 1964. Mr. English's family moved to Swansea, SC in 1969 when his father became the Superintendent of Lexington County School District Four.
Mr. English attended Swansea Elementary, Swansea Middle and was a 1982 graduate of Swansea High School. After graduation Mr. English attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Business in 1986. Mr. English then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he earned a Master of Divinity in 1989. Mr. English became the pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Johnston, SC where he served for ten years.
In 2001, Mr. English became a teacher through the SC Critical Needs Program. This program allowed Mr. English to teach students with emotional disabilities. Mr. English's first job as an educator was at Scholfield Middle School in Aiken SC. In 2005 Mr. English became a behavioral specialist for the Special Education Department of the Aiken County School system.
While in Aiken, Mr. English attended Southern Wesleyan University and received his Masters of Education in 2006. Mr. English decided he wanted to go into administration and went to the University of Phoenix and received a Masters of Art in Administration and Supervision in 2011.
Mr. English came to McCormick in 2012 as an assistant principal at McCormick High School. He served in that capacity for two years. Fifty years after his father was named principal of McCormick High School, Mr. English became the new principal of McCormick High School in July of 2014.
Mr. English has two sons, Justin and Jeffery. Justin is married to Ashley and has given Mr. English an ten year old granddaughter, Taylor, and a six year old grandson, Dylon. Jeffery is married to Lisa and they have given Mr. English a seven year old grandson named Blake.
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Mr. J. Steven English