Berea Community Schools is proud to announce that there will be two new principals to start the 2019-2020 school year. Effective July 1, Charlie Brock will be the new high school principal. Charlie Owens will be the new middle school principal.
Charlie Brock has been in education for 15 years. He began his career at North Laurel High School after graduating from Cumberland College, where he taught mathematics and coached basketball. During this time, Mr. Brock completed two master’s degrees, one in Educational Leadership and one in Educational Supervision. He moved into administration in 2010. Mr. Brock has 8 years of experience as a principal in the K-12 setting. Charlie Brock enjoys farming and anything in the outdoors. Mr. Brock values teamwork and is very excited about the opportunity to serve the students, faculty and staff of Berea Community High School. He believes our product is our kids and our brand is our school.
Charlie Owens is a 1999 graduate of Berea Community High School. Mr. Owens has served 15 years in education at Powell County, Garrard County and East Jessamine. He has a BS from Union College in social studies, MA from Georgetown College, in special education, as well as a Rank 1 from the University of the Cumberlands, in Instructional Leadership. Charlie Owens has most recently served as the Athletic Director of East Jessamine High School. In addition, to his experience as an athletic director, Mr. Owens also has experience as an assistant principal. He served in this role while at Garrard County. He is married to Erin Kluesener Owens and has two children. Kennedy is three years old and Riley is one month old.
Mr. Owens is excited to be back home. He is looking forward to serving as the instructional leader of BCMS. Mr. Owens grandfather's name (Guy Duerson Jr.) is located outside of the Pirate football stadium. Charlie Owens is proud of his Pirate roots. Mr. Owens stated, “I love Berea and what it’s has done for my life. I can't wait to meet my team and get rolling for next year.”
Please join us in welcoming these two men to the Pirate family. As we come upon our 50th year anniversary, we will be mindful of the past while looking forward with great anticipation to what lies ahead for our students. As superintendent of Berea Community Schools, my vision is that as administrators, teachers, faculty and support staff we will empower and challenge all students to aim high and dare to be great through a commitment to continuous improvement in our work, an emphasis on ensuring opportunities for success through personalized learning and a growth mindset for all. It takes all of us working together district-wide to make a difference for kids. Teamwork makes the dream work! I am looking forward to working with both Mr. Brock and Mr. Owens to promote student success for all. I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome both of these outstanding gentlemen to the Pirate family and the administrative team.