When students and staff return to Rowan County Senior High School in August, there will be a familiar face greeting them as the new school year begins. She is not only familiar with the students and staff at the school, for the past five years, she was one of two assistant principals at the high school. Brandy Carver was unanimously selected by the school’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council to become the principal of the Rowan County Senior High School. Mrs. Carver will be replacing Dr. Ray Ginter who will be retiring at the end of June 2018.
“I am so honored to have been selected for this position. I am so proud of this school, our students and our staff,” said Mrs. Carver.
She then added, “First and foremost, though, I feel that I need to thank Dr. Ray Ginter for giving me many opportunities to grow in my role as assistant principal this past year. He has been so supportive and I am grateful for that.”
When asked what her vision is for the high school, she answered, “My number one focus has been and always will be academics. We need to make sure that our students are learning what they need and are challenged to grow academically.”
She then stated, “But it’s not just academics that we need to focus on here at Rowan County Senior High School. I also want to make sure that we are educating the whole child, helping our students to become well-rounded individuals who successfully transition to adult life and make meaningful contributions to the community.”
Superintendent Marvin Moore congratulated Mrs. Carver on being named principal of Rowan County Senior High School and then added, “As I say all the time, the high school principal’s job is the most difficult one in the district, but I know she is up for the challenge.”
After graduating from Morehead State University, where she also received her Masters and her Rank I, Brandy Carver began her career in education as a science teacher for one year at Morgan Middle School and then taught science at Rowan County Senior High School for nine years. In 2013, she was tapped to become an assistant principal at the high school. Mrs. Carver and her husband, Jamey, are the proud parents of three daughters, Mia, Ava and Lana.
Mrs. Carver summed up her feelings by stating, “As I said earlier, I am very proud of this high school, and of this district, as a whole. With my children in school here in the Rowan County School District, I have a vested interest in seeing this school and this district improve year after year. I know with the students and the staff working together as a team, we will see great things happening here at Rowan County Senior High School.”