Mr. Michael Hope is an accomplished educator. Over his 18 year career he has demonstrated the ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement. He is an articulate communicator who effectively interacts with diverse populations of students and fellow educators. He has a solid background in the Criminal Justice and Education fields, with strong emphasis in training, and curriculum. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University, a M.Ed. in Reading k-12 from Mercer University, and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Wright State University. His teaching and supervisory experience on both secondary and post-secondary levels of education has prepared him for his newest challenge. He has been a member of the Locust Grove family for 4 years, and looks forward to serving the Wild Cat community.
Assistant PrincipalCarolyn Murphy
Originally from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, I have served in Henry County Schools since 2002. Prior to coming to Henry County, I worked in Clayton County as a special education teacher and as an English teacher at Forest Park High School. In
2002, I transferred to Henry County High where I spent the next seven years of my career. While there, I served as an English teacher and as the 9th Grade Coordinator before becoming the Instructional Lead Teacher in 2006-2007. My
last two years at HCHS were as an assistant principal. I was part of the inaugural staff of Locust Grove High in 2009, and I’ve been happy to call it home ever since.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia with a BA in English Literature, and I earned both my administrative credentials and Master’s Degree at Georgia State University. Currently, I am at Mercer University completing my doctoral dissertation.Mine is a family of educators, and I am committed to facilitating high levels of learning for all students. 2014 – 2015 marks my eighteenth year in education, and I am eagerly anticipating another successful year at Locust Grove High School. I continue to enjoy working with the faculty and staff to serve the Locust Grove community. The growth of this school amazes and delights me!Assistant PrincipalJohn Reynolds
My name is John Reynolds, and I am from Southwestern Virginia. I am the proud father of two sons, one of whom is a Senior at Kennesaw State University and the other is a Fresham at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Science Education from St. Paul’s College, a Masters and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University.
This is my 24th year in education. I began teaching at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville, GA. (The home of Herschel Walker.) From there-- one year in North Carolina and then eleven years in Warner Robins, GA, at Houston County High School. During this time I also coached football, basketball and track. This is my sixth year in Henry County. During this time I spent one year each at Union Grove and Ola High teaching Socials Studies before moving to Luella High School as an assistant principal and athletic director for four years.
I am excited to now be an assistant principal at Locust Grove High School. It is my desire to work with students, parents, teachers, administration, and all other stakeholders to ensure that each student at Locust Grove High School receives the quality education he or she desires.