Twenty-five school principals in High Point are making significant impact on the community through their leadership that is credited for developing innovative curricula, encouraging excellence among teachers and producing award-winning educational results.

Dr. Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Guilford County Schools gave the keynote presentation.

This was very evident on February 22 at the Meet the Principals Reception in which every public school principal in the High Point area was personally recognized and thanked for their service. Retired Guilford County Schools principal Vicki Miller led a lively “brag session,” individually introducing all principals and describing their work, achievements and personal interests.

Twenty-five principals were individually recognized. Principal George Green leads Shadybrook Elementary.

Business High Point President and CEO Patrick Chapin and High Point Community Foundation President Paul Lessard opened the program. Phil Driscoll, Business High Point Education Committee Chairman was master of ceremonies.

Thomas Built Buses Vice President and CFO Christopher Redhouse, spoke about his company’s unique relationship with the local schools, including providing volunteer “reading buddies” in the Thomas plant’s neighborhood.

Guilford County Schools superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras gave an invigorating an enthusiastic keynote presentation about the school system’s commitment to the communities it serves.

Vicki Miller, Chair of The Principals’ Fund for Student Needs, visits with principals and business leaders prior to the event.

Howard Stimpson, Principal, Kearnes Academy at High Point Central, offered a principal’s perspective on how community leaders can be part of the continuing success of High Point public schools through financial support, providing “feet on the ground” as volunteer tutors and reading buddies and support of the last dollar scholarship program, Say Yes Guilford.

The program was hosted by The High Point Community Foundation, Guilford Education Alliance and Business High Point Inc., in partnership with the High Point Chamber of Commerce at the High Point Chamber of Commerce offices.

The High Point Community Foundation encourages everyone in the community to get to know our local school system’s principals, teachers and staff. Guilford County Schools plays a vital role in the success of our children, as well as the quality of life we all enjoy. For more information on how you can help, contact the Foundation office at (336) 882-3298.