Member Spotlight: Kevin Beazley

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We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Kevin Beazley, Principal and Athletic Director, Clinton High School

How long have you worked in education?
Total of 17 years thus far. 1 year teaching mathematics at Flint Central High School, 2 years teaching mathematics at Bendle Middle School, 7 years teaching mathematics, Assistant JV Football Coach, Head Varsity Wrestling Coach, Assistant Track Coach at Clinton High School, 2 years teaching mathematics, Head Varsity Wrestling Coach and Athletic Director at Clinton High School, 4 years as Principal at Clinton High School and beginning my 5th year as Principal, along with taking on the Athletic Director role.

How long have you been an administrator?
This will be the start of my 5th year as high school principal and building leader.

Give us a few personal details.
My wife Nicole and I have just celebrated our 20th year of marriage. We have 3 children, Adam who is 16, Garrett is 13 and Clare is 9. Adam is our miracle child born at 1 lb 5 oz and was 23 week gestational. Adam is visually impaired but that doesn't keep him from playing and listening to music. Garrett and Clare keep us very busy in all their sports, band and choir programs. We love to go camping and go to Lake Michigan in the summer. We have an all white Siberian Husky named Thunder.

What do you find most challenging about your job?
What I find most challenging about my job is that I wear several hats and I want to excellent at them all. I love to work with my team of teachers as they are truly are the best in the state of Michigan. Some days I am not able to work with my team because I am handling discipline, training new teachers, monitoring lunches, setting up for a game, checking transportation, attending meetings, or answering questions on curriculum/best practices.

What is most rewarding about your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is having a great staff. From my staff to my administration team, we get the job done. I have such a supportive board of education that allows me to add programs, try new initiatives and allows me to make changes to the school day for the betterment of the students. CHS continues to lead the county in test scores and we have been a top 4% and 5% performing high school. I love going into the classroom and observing all the classroom interactions, student engagement and 21st century teaching and learning.

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