School name: Ardmore High School

Principal: Glenn Bryant

Amount of time as principal: Third year

Grades: 6-12

Total number of students: 1020

Total number teachers: 52

Total number of support staff: 85

New programs: "We are going to get to see our first year with our new football coach, P.J. Wright. We are also excited about being a year-one program school with A+ College Ready. All of our core teachers have been through E3 (Equip, Empower Expect more) training to help them get ready to teach at the level needed for students to pass Advanced Placement courses. We also feel like we are in a brand new building with all of the renovations that took place over the summer. We have new ceiling tiles, water fountains, bathrooms, and now all of the hallways match.”

What makes Ardmore High School special: “This is my third school to be an administrator at and the fourth school system I've worked in. This school, community and kids are truly special. The learning behaviors these students possess shows you parents are doing what they should do at home, and we want to continue that at school. It is a great atmosphere here. It's hard to describe. There is a willingness and wish to learn here. This is the only place in the world where your football team could be 0 and 10, but if there is a chance they might beat West (Limestone High), this community will fill the stadium in a show of support. We are a 5A high school with a small-town feel.”

Primary objective for 2018-2019: “They are the same as last year and the same as what we will have next year. Every day we are going to get students ready for the next step, whether it be college or career. We want to do things today that will get folks ready to meet their futures. We want to give every child the opportunity to be their best.”

What the principal is looking forward to: “Several things that will happen our first month back. Having our building renovations complete and having an open house (2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25) where our community can come through and see the school. This school has been a big part of so many lives; it's been around 100 years. I am excited to see what people have to say. We have located the oldest living Ardmore graduate we are aware of, and will honor her at 2:30 (p.m.) in the library. This event will coincide with the Crepe Myrtle Festival. It is also the weekend of the first football game.”