Graves Named Broome Principal

Rodney Graves Named Broome High Principal
Posted Sunday, April 19, 2015

Graves Named PrincipalRodney Graves, principal of Crest High School in Shelby, North Carolina, has been named principal of Broome High School effective July 1, 2015. He succeeds Todd Hardy who has served as principal since 2010.

Graves graduated from Winthrop University in 1987, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with certification in secondary math. He has also earned a masters in sports management and secondary principal and supervisor certification from Clemson University.

In addition to leading Crest High School for the past two years, Graves worked in Spartanburg District Seven as the director of secondary education for five years and principal of Spartanburg High School for three years. He also served as principal and assistant principal/athletic director of Pendleton High School, taught at Rock Hill and York Comprehensive High Schools, and coached football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, and baseball.

Graves was a finalist for the 2015 Cleveland County Principal of the Year, and has been a finalist for the South Carolina Principal of the Year, and South Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year. He has been chosen as the Educator of the Year by the Electric City and Anderson Rotary Clubs. In 1993 and 1995 he was named Outstanding Teacher of Math, Science, and Computer Science by Tandy Technology Scholars. Graves has also received the South Carolina Literacy Leader Award.

Active in the educational community, he has served as a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence evaluator, on the Cleveland Community College Board of Visitors, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators executive committee, the South Carolina High School League’s executive committee, and president of Leadership Pendleton.
Always an active member in the community he has served on the Upstate Workforce Investment Board, worked with the Upstate Youth Council and Youth Alliance, served as President of Leadership Pendleton, and on the Boards of the Pendleton YMCA and Foothills YMCA.

Superintendent Jim Ray stated, "I have never been more excited to recommend a principal candidate to our trustees in my career! Spartanburg District Three has just hired one of the top high school principals in the nation and we know that under Rodney Graves’ leadership the Broome High School team will achieve great success!"

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