Brian J. Sherman joined High Point Academy in his role as superintendent on July 1, 2021. Sherman was formerly District Ombudsman and Assistant to the Superintendent at Greenville County Schools, the largest school district in South Carolina. He previously served as principal of Landrum High School and assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Lugoff, South Carolina.
“Brian emerged as the right fit for High Point Academy,” according to Board of Directors Chairman Rob Gouge. “With his 25 years of experience, leadership, and connections to the community, Brian will be able to build on our strong STEAM-based foundation. As a tuition-free public charter school, HPA will continue to seek opportunities to meet the needs of our families. Students and teachers are our top priority, and Brian’s passion for academic and real-world success became clear throughout this process.”
Sherman, who lives in Campobello, says he was drawn to High Point Academy by the teachers and their commitment to student-centered education. “I have always been an advocate for students. I am excited to be a part of the High Point Academy team and help take it to the next level.” As a first-year teacher in North Carolina, Sherman taught project-based learning to at-risk students. He also coached football, basketball, baseball, and track. “I have two children who were heavily involved in sports and two who enjoy acting, so I have a deep appreciation for what High Point has to offer in education, technology, athletics, and arts. I am also hugely impressed by the 322,000 square foot building and 25-acre campus off I-26. It offers immense opportunity for growth,” says Sherman.
Sherman earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in education from Winthrop University. He is in the process of completing his doctorate at Garner-Webb University. Married for 32 years, Sherman and his wife have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.