Mr. Harper

Message from the Principal

August 2015:

Dear Stevenson Families:

Welcome!  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Gary Harper and I am honored and privileged to follow Mr. Jim Gibbons as Stevenson High School’s next Principal.  I look forward to carrying on Stevenson’s strong tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and community service.  This has been part of our school culture for some time now.  Our guiding principle will be to focus on rigorous academics through consistency in continuing our school improvement effort.  I am excited to work with all of our school community stakeholders in an effort to provide our students with a positive and comprehensive high school experience.  It takes the community involvement to raise and educate successful students.  I look forward to working cooperatively with parents, staff, and administration to make sure all students are given the best opportunity to reach their life goals.

I began my professional career in the business world, working for EDS and Roadway Express, for a total of nine years. I then changed my career path and entered into the education field as a Business teacher at Churchill High School.  I served as department chairperson for eight years, along with coaching football and girl’s golf.  I was then presented an opportunity to become an Assistant Principal at Franklin High School.  I served three years there before moving to Stevenson High School.  The past four years at Stevenson has been in the capacity as Assistant Principal in the Business Office. 

I would like all Stevenson students to experience a welcoming and safe learning environment.  Stevenson has a very talented teaching staff, along with support staff, that is dedicated to providing the best education possible.  We will work together to create a school environment that promotes high character, effort and perseverance.  We will encourage to aspire our students to stretch themselves academically and socially, by not being afraid to get involved in the schools many extracurricular activities and clubs.  There are many opportunities available and a place for every student to feel part of their school.

In closing, communication between school and home is essential to a student’s success.  We will continue our mission to prepare our students to be career and college ready.  Please feel free to contact your student’s teachers, counselors, assistant principals, or myself, with any questions you may have concerning your child’s educational experience at Stevenson High School. 

Enjoy the remainder of the summer….  Have a great year!

Respectfully,
Gary Harper