GP2W: Easley High School

"GP2W" stands for Great Place To Work.  The four characters serve as a reminder in communication among our staff of the culture of our district. Each week through the school, our website will feature an article on one of our schools or departments explaining why their site is a Great Place To Work! 

GaryCuller.jpgby Gary Culler, Principal

Henry Ford stated, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

The faculty and staff of EHS are working hard to move forward with one common goal: student success. Student success is varied and individually defined. For some it may be reaching the goal of admissions into their dream college, for others, it is as simple as being present and on time for school. With the hard work of teachers, administrators, guidance, graduation coach, and other staff members each student has the opportunity to succeed at EHS.

A benchmark for any great organization is signature programs, signature facilities, and signature people. As the largest school in the district, EHS has the largest number of students, faculty and staff. With many great people, the "team first" philosophy is exhibited each day as faculty and staff go the extra mile for our students.

One example of this is a class taught by James Adams, the 2013- 2014 Teacher of the Year for EHS. Mr. Adams teachesAdamsWeb.jpg a non-traditional Leadership course that consists of approximately 15 at-risk males. The goal of the class is to give these students a positive mentor while cultivating their leadership potential and recognizing individual successes.

As a AAAA school, there are many opportunities outside of the classroom setting in order for students to attain success. Band, ROTC and Athletics are second to none and have coaches, mentors and teachers that are dedicated not only to their specific program but the students who are members and/or players.

Traci Genty, guidance clerk is the foundation of EHS guidance department. She consistently displays a "team-first" philosophy by keeping the counseling department equipped and running smoothly. Most days Mrs. Gentry misses lunch as she is putting others ahead of herself by completing behind the scenes tasks for the students and faculty of EHS.

Jennifer Norris, graduation coach is another asset to the EHS family and is a prime example of a faculty member who goes above and beyond to meet student needs in order to aid in their success. She constantly exhibits core EHS values by serving all students and providing them with the tools necessary to attain success.

The EHS family, consisting of parents, students, faculty and staff members, working together toward a common goal of student success is what makes EHS a GP2W!