A 24-year-old young man sets an extraordinary record by being promoted to headmaster of a school in the US

Kenneth Gorham, a 24-year-old man, was appointed head of Movement Middle School, in Charlotte, becoming the youngest school in North Carolina, United States.

Kenneth Gorham graduated from North Carolina State Agricultural and Technical University in the United States with a degree in Political Science. His appointment as principal of Movement Middle School in North Carolina makes him the youngest person to hold the title in the state.

“I’m 24 years old. I’m actually going to be 25 next week,” he told WCNC Charlotte. He admitted he didn’t think he would make it because of his young age and few years of experience. Kenneth previously held the position of teacher and educational coach before becoming a principal at Movement School.He credited God for gifting him with a unique calling in a comment on his date on Instagram.

“I’d be lying if I said this really wasn’t a dream. At the age of 24, God favored me with such a unique calling. to lead, inspire and foster a school environment that truly loves and values ​​children,” she wrote on Instagram.

In a comment, the school’s Superintendent Jenika Mullen described Kenneth as a person who has the potential to be a great leader and an inspiration. “When we think about hiring, it’s really about your leadership skills. Are you someone people will want to follow and be inspired by? The answer is yes [for] Mr. Gorham,” Jenika Mullen said.

Kenneth dedicated his success to his mother for her daily prayers for him. “If anything, mom this is for you. Every prayer you have prayed and every word you have spoken in my life has come true. You are in my heart forever. All your hard work was not in vain. This is for you,” he said.

Since Gorham was appointed, he has made diligent efforts to support students in achieving their goals. For this he is admired by his students and their parents.

“He always walks every student through the doors of Movement Middle School, hugs them every morning. If it’s not a hug, then it’s a high five,” said Moya Montgomery, one of the parents.
Kenneth hopes to lead by example and empower the students at Movement School. “As a black educator, as a black male leader, my job is really to empower our kids to show them that they can go beyond what the world might think or perceive. You can absolutely change that narrative every day,” Gorham said.

The National Center for Education Statistics said that in the 2017-2018 school year, about 78% of public school principals were White, 11% were Black and 9% were Hispanic.

Mullen said she hopes Gorham’s story will help change the image people have of a public school principal.

Gorham expressed hope that his story will empower students to absorb and follow the teachings of the Movement School, which is to own the room and lead by example.

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