"Today we learn, tomorrow we lead."
As the new principal at New Town High School I am honored by my appointment and fortunate to become a member of this outstanding school community. New Town High School enjoys many successes in student achievement, academic excellence, and positive school culture that are a result of partnerships between the school staff and parents who provide excellent opportunities and experiences for our students. It is my intention to carry on the high expectations and the commitment to each student's achievement. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated and talented staff at New Town High School to provide the best educational program for our students.
I have 20 years of experience in the Baltimore County Public Schools system. During the past 10 years I served as an Assistant Principal at Pikesville High School. Prior to joining BCPS, I worked as an Admissions Counselor at Syracuse University. My experiences include instructional leadership, School Testing Coordinator, Master Scheduler, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Administrator, Supervisor of Athletics, and most recently Liaison for Pikesville High School’s renovation project. As a proud resident of Baltimore County, I have observed the outstanding accomplishments at New Town High School as evidenced by the impressive graduation rate, Advanced Placement (AP) pass rate, and the increase in students attending 4 year universities. This was accomplished by a dedicated staff committed to student achievement.
I would extend my deep appreciation to the former principal, Mr. Sam Mustipher, for his leadership, vision, and stewardship of New Town High School over the last seven years. I will continue to work with Mr. Mustipher as I transition to New Town High School.
I will be steadfast in providing leadership which fosters a positive school environment committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential. Our academic programs will be challenging, engaging, and relevant for all students. As principal, I welcome your input so that we can work together to improve student achievement at New Town High.
Through partnerships with our New Town High School Parent Teacher Student Association, teachers, staff, and administration, I am confident we will build upon the outstanding accomplishments of our school and make New Town High one of the top schools in Baltimore County. I look forward to meeting our parents and community members at our Back-to-School event on September 4, 2014 at 6:00pm.
Kevin L. Whatley