McCracken Principal Tapped for New High School

Todd Bornscheuer is principal at H.E. McCracken Middle School in Bluffton, but soon he will take the top spot over at the new May River High School. The second Bluffton high school will be completed by August of next year.

Bornsheuer says he is excited about the new opportunity and hopes to bring a career-based curriculum to the Bluffton cluster. He also believes it will be an asset that he’s already worked with many of the students that will open the new school. He says he hopes to continue to build upon their education as he’s done for the past two years.

“When you think about opening a new school, and the traditions that you’re going to need and the opportunity to have kids be a part of that process of creating those traditions,its just fantastic to think that we’ll see these kids for the next five years. and get to see them as seniors reflecting on the traditions that will endure with that school that they helped establish.”

Bornsheuer says he is excited about the new opportunity and hopes to bring a career-based curriculum to the Bluffton cluster. Saying its important to give our kids a chance to get real hands-on experience in careers they are looking to. and that’s what will help set this new school apart.

“Dedicated opportunities, very direct lines where students as early as 9th grade really get to have an opportunity that we really didn’t have as children to know ‘what I want to do’ and just as valuable, ‘what I don’t want to do’ if they experience it in high school and then head on a different track.”

Bornsheuer tells NEWS 3 he is excited to get started and get his teaching staff into place. But he says he’s not putting the cart before the horse–he intends to finish a strong year at his current school.

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