SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Although a majority of the parents and students were absent from the “meet and greet” Monday, faculty showed their support toward the new leadership.
Leadership that Principal Scott Kersh said he is taking very seriously.
“We as adults have to always remember that it’s about the kids and we’ve gotta keep the focus on our students and their success” explained Kersh.
Expectations, standards, and creating a foundation are several topics at the forefront of new Worth County High Principal Scott Kersh’s plan to set the tone as he settles in.
“Our focus is to have a well round overall educational experience, again it’s about the student,” said Kersh.
Many seats were empty at Monday's "Meet and Greet" as more faculty and staff showed up than parents and students.
Harley Calhoun, soon to be the former principal, turned in his letter of resignation back in March, sparking an emotional outcry from the community.
But Kersh said he understands the controversy that he is stepping into.
“I understand how they feel about their former principal,” stated Kersh.
And with that knowledge he plans to lead with an open mind.
“I have the utmost respect for any principal that is well loved as the former principal here,” exclaimed Kersh.
Aside from his plans to focus on graduation rates and the College and Career Ready Performance Index, Kersh’s message is simple.
“My message is always an upbeat message, a can-do message, I never worry about yesterday, you gotta pick up the baton and you gotta go,” said Kersh.
Kersh’s official first day will be June 28.