Dorchester District Two has named Gregory B. Harrison as the new principal of Fort Dorchester High.
Harrison replaces Bert Postell, who is taking a position in another school district. Harrison has been serving as principal of Darlington High for the past seven years. During this time, he also worked as an adjunct professor at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Harrison told The Summerville Journal Scene he is originally from Darlington and came to graduate school in Charleston, earning master's degrees from both Charleston Southern University and The Citadel. His landed his first teaching job as a social studies teacher at Stratford High.
Prior to becoming principal at Darlington High, Harrison served as assistant principal at Fort Dorchester High, where he said he had an "amazing experience."
Harrison said he is excited to return to the Fort.
"Just a great group of students, great group of faculty and just a great place to continue my journey in education," he said.
Harrison also taught in the Berkeley County Adult Education Program, according to a press release from DD2. While in Berkeley County, Harrison got involved with the student Youth Court program as a teacher and Youth Court trainer, earning recognition as the 2005 South Carolina Law Teacher of the Year. He served as an assistant principal at Woodland High in Dorchester District Four from 2006-2007 before joining the staff at Fort Dorchester High School in 2007 as an assistant principal. In 2014, he was named Darlington County Educator of the Year.
Harrison has a daughter who is 10 years old and will go to Summerville Elementary, where his wife, Morgan Harrison, will teach first grade.
Harrison said he is just ready to finish moving back into the school so he can begin working with his administrative team and start making plans for the next school year.
Overall, he said, he looks forward to returning to Fort Dorchester High to "lead a great school."