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2024-2025 School Leadership Promotions and Additions

June 14, 2024

High Point Academy is pleased to announce several exciting promotions and additions for the 2024-2025 school year. Starting July 1:

  • Middle School Principal Tucker Hamrick will step into the role of High School Principal
  • Middle School Assistant Principal Tammy Goodlett will take the reins as Middle School Principal.
  • Ashlee Ayers, formerly of Greenville County Schools, will be our new Middle School Assistant Principal.
  • Antrina Harris joins HPA from Greenville County Schools as Elementary School Assistant Principal.

Tucker Hamrick began his career in education as a teacher in Spartanburg District 1 and later became a principal and assistant director of operations. Hamrick graduated from Clemson University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Science Teaching and playing on the Clemson Tiger football team. His experience as a player later served him well as a varsity football assistant coach, JV baseball head coach, and varsity softball head coach. Originally from Shelby, North Carolina, Hamrick now lives in Inman with his wife and three children.

Tammy Goodlett is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She holds two Master of Arts in Education — one in Educational Leadership and one in Multi-Categorical Special Education — both from The University of Phoenix, where she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The 2020 Hughes Academy Teacher of the Year is also a published author - writing curriculum for Wiley Corporation and Public Education Partners. Goodlett and her husband have four children and enjoy camping, eating out, and spending time with family. 

Ashlee Ayers was born and raised in Simpsonville and continued her higher education in South Carolina. She earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Greenville Tech and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of South Carolina (Spartanburg). She also holds a Master of Education from Anderson University. Ayers, a math teacher in Laurens 55 School District for 12 years, spent the last six years as a math teacher and math department chair at Woodmont Middle School in Greenville County. She loves to read, relax by the pool, and hang out with her friends, family, and her dog, Oaklee.  

Kelly Buster, formerly Elementary School Assistant Principal, was promoted to Elementary School Principal during the 2023-2024 school year. She replaced Grey Lancaster, who was named Director of Procurement. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Buster moved to the Upstate in 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University.  A lifelong learner, Buster has earned three master's degrees throughout her 26 years in education. She has two from the University of South Carolina - one in Library and Information Science, the other in Educational Administration. She also received a Master's in Elementary Education from Converse College. In her free time, the 2022-2023 HPA Support Staff Person of the Year loves reading, traveling, and spending time with family at the beach. 

Antrina Miller Harris will join HPA Elementary School as Assistant Principal to team up with Ms. Buster for the upcoming school year. Harris is a native of Spartanburg and a former teacher who comes to HPA from administration at Greenville County Schools. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work at South Carolina State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from Converse and a Master of Education at Southern Wesleyan University. Harris, a married mom of a four-year-old son, loves to sing, especially in her church. 

We look forward to supporting everyone in their new roles and welcoming our new members to the team!

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