Principal finalist for statewide honor

  • Kevin Gaines
    Kevin Gaines

Hart County High School Principal Kevin Gaines is one of six finalists in the running for the Principal of the Year award presented by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
The GASSP announced the six finalists last week for the distinguished award. This is Gaines’s second time being named among the finalists, as he was up for principal of the year in 2018 as well.
Gaines said he found out  through a press release last week and was honored to once again be up for the award.
“It’s a great feeling,” Gaines said. “It is an individual award, but really you don’t get in the running for something like that unless you have great students, a great faculty and staff and help from everybody involved as far as our school system.”
Interviews with finalists were conducted Sunday, Gaines said, and in a few weeks the GASSP will visit the winning principal’s school to present the award.
A Hart County High School graduate, Gaines took over as principal of the school in 2012 and said he has seen the school grow and improve every year.
“We’ve been fortunate to make some great strides. As far as our facility, as far as our instruction, we’ve been able to make a lot of strides,” Gaines said. “It’s kind of one of those things where we’ve shown a lot of improvement over time, but you stay hungry. You keep wanting to get better, you keep working hard.”