Meet Preston Clarke, Principal
I joined the CCS team on June 14, 2021.
I began my teaching career as an AVID elective teacher at Maiden High School in August of 2006, where I taught for three years until July of 2009. From August 2009 until September 2011, I taught Social Studies at Watauga High School which is in Boone, NC. In September 2011, I transitioned to an Assistant Principal role at Watauga High School. I was named the Principal of Valle Crucis School located in Sugar Grove, NC prior to the 2014-2015 school year and remained in that position until July of 2019 when I was named Principal of Lincolnton High School. After spending two years at Lincolnton High School, I was fortunate enough to join the Catawba County School system as Principal of Bunker Hill High School on June 14, 2021.
B.S in History Secondary Education and Health Education K-12 - Appalachian State University 2006
M.A in School Administration - Western Carolina University 2014
Doctoral Candidate - East Tennessee State University 2021
Why I became an Educator
I became an educator because public education has played a tremendous role in my life. I wanted the opportunity to pay it forward and have a positive impact on students the same way that many educators had an impact on me and my life.
Favorite place in Catawba County
My favorite place in Catawba County is Bunker Hill High School because it has become my home.
Watching Sports, attending sporting events, hanging out with family/friends, reading, and working out.
Something unique about you
I love to BBQ
Why do you want to be a part of this community
The Bunker Hill High School community is tight knit, compassionate, and inclusive. I consider it a privilege to be apart of this community and be the Principal at BHHS.