Okolona Business & Professional Association
August Breakfast Co-Sponsors:
Southern High School & Class Act Federal Credit Union
Thursday, August 28, 2014: 7:30am-9:00am
Hot Breakfast Catered by The Tumbleweed with GanoLife Coffee
Doors Open at 7 AM for Serious Networkers and Coffee!
Okolona Firehouse #1 – Community Room Upstairs – 8501 Preston Highway (40219)
Our Invited Speaker: Southern High School Principal Bryce Hibbard
Bryce Hibbard is a seasoned teacher as well as having coached baseball, basketball, and football. Now his primary focus is spent teaching through coaching his staff and students. He has taught math and science classes for many years and has been instrumental in developing curriculum and special programs through his tenure. Starting at Moriarity Middle School, after three years, he went to Reidland High where he was the head boys basketball coach for six years before moving to Louisville where he taught and coached boys basketball at Eastern High School. His next move was to Male High School where he coached boys basketball for seven years. The next five years were spent as Assistant Principal at Moore Traditional High School before his promotion as the Principal at Southern High in 2011.
Principal Hibbard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math/Biology in 1985 and went on to obtain his Masters in Secondary Education from IUS in 2003. As with all educators, he continues learning and completed coursework with his Educational Leadership Certificate and achieved Rank I in 2005. During his professional career, he has held many roles, been a speaker at JCPS's statewide professional development summits on “advisory time” with students and has been a sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as a speaker for the FCA at several schools.
The awards and achievements for Bryce Hibbard have been too numerous to list in our newsletter, however, here are just a few: Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year (1997), Most Outstanding Coach for the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors (1999), Courier-Journal's Coach of the Year (2001), Vice President of JCAPA (2010), Hilliard Lyons Excellence in Education Award Winner (2014).
Some of Bryce Hibbard's greatest accomplishments include seeing the Graduation Rate at Southern improve from 61% to 83% and knowing students' A.C.T. Scores continue to increase and SHS students are now more prepared for college and career-readiness. Each year more students are receiving the Governor's Scholar and the Vogt Awards. Many SHS teachers speak nationally and staff members offer District Professional Development at the Fall Conference. There are three industrial tech programs (auto tech, auto collision, machine tool die) that are nationally accredited. Southern has had $18 Million in renovations with HVAC and various projects and the school is now wireless with over 500 iPads, an internet cafe, and there is a Class Act Federal Credit Union in the building with students as employees....It's Like Straight A's For Your Money. So come join us on Thursday, August 28th, and learn more about all the GREAT things that are taking place at Southern High School and in our community.