Sumter County School Superintendent Walter Knighton is very pleased to introduce Mr. Calvin Bernard Poole as the next SCMS Principal. Mr. Poole is an exceptionally thoughtful, organized and effective leader with combined classroom and administrative experience.
Mr Poole is 39 years old, married with three daughters. In his spare time he enjoys working out and spending time with my family. Calvin is from Albany, Georgia and graduated from Westover High School. He earned a full scholarship to play football at the University of Rhode Island and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Poole continued his education at Unsinkable Albany State University where he earned his teaching certificate, an intermediate-level master of science, and a specialist in educational leadership. He is currently pursuing my doctorate in educational leadership at Liberty University.
Poole said: “I am delighted to say that I have been appointed Principal of Sumter County Middle School. It’s something I don’t take lightly. I have 16 years of service in this great profession of education. I have one year of service as a paraprofessional, nine years of service as a middle school science and social studies teacher, and six years in administration. I have also served at many levels of the profession. I have served at the elementary, middle and district level.
Commenting on his selection as the new Director of SCMS, Mr Poole said: “The love for student achievement has kept me in a field that has become increasingly difficult. I really feel a lot of joy seeing the students reach their highest level of achievement. My humble upbringing has allowed me to be able to identify with many of the students we have in our area. I understand the important role that “caring adults” play in the lives of our students. I intend to be one of those caring adults at SCMS. Ultimately, I want SCMS to be the best college in Southwest Georgia. With the help of all stakeholders, I truly believe this can be accomplished. You have gained a passionate leader in this district who will aim to help all students succeed. »