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Marvin Ridge Welcomes New Assistant Principal and Athletic Director

(From Left) Tom Jamerson, Athletic Director and David Thomson, Assistant Principal

At the July 29, 2014 meeting of the Union County School Board, David Thomson was approved as an assistant principal at Marvin Ridge High School and Tom Jamerson as the athletic director. We extend a warm Maverick welcome to these two new members of our staff and look forward to the significant contributions they will make to the life of our school.

Mr. Thomson joins the Marvin Ridge staff after having served for fifteen years as a Business/Marketing teacher at Sun Valley High School. During his time at Sun Valley, he was a DECA club sponsor each year and swim coach for ten years. Prior to becoming a teacher, he worked for ten years in business and sales. Mr. Thomson is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In college, he was an ROTC scholarship winner and member of the swim team. He will receive his Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in December of 2014.

Mr. Thomson states, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Marvin Ridge High School’s new assistant principal. Over the years I have been involved with families from the community through swimming and have always been impressed not only with the academic and athletic prowess of Marvin Ridge High School, but also with the character and work ethic of the students. I look forward to helping the Marvin Ridge community move the bar even higher. Go Mavericks!”

Mr. Jamerson has thirteen years of experience as an athletic director, having served in this role at Charlotte Christian, Wheaton Academy in Illinois, and Regents School in Texas. Prior to his work as an athletic director, Mr. Jamerson worked in the banking industry. He has coached basketball at the collegiate and high school levels, as well as golf and softball. Mr. Jamerson is a graduate of Ohio University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Finance. While at Ohio University, he was a four-year letterman on the varsity basketball team. In addition to his work as the athletic director at Marvin Ridge, Mr. Jamerson will teach business courses within our Career and Technical Education Department.

With regard to his new role, Mr. Jamerson states, "I'm thrilled to be the new athletic director at Marvin Ridge High School. I have seen Marvin Ridge teams compete throughout the years, and I was always impressed with how well the teams competed. There has always been a great amount of talent among the athletes and the coaching staff. Marvin Ridge always has a passionate fan base and athletic community. There is a tremendous amount of talent and resources here, and I'm thankful and privileged to be able to serve as the athletic director. I cannot wait to get started and meet everyone. I look forward to the upcoming school year."

Members of the school community are invited to a Meet and Greet opportunity with Mr. Jamerson on Saturday, August 2, at 8am in the stadium as a kick-off to our Campus Clean-up event. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the campus clean-up this Saturday from 8am to 1pm, or any period of time that you can drop-in during that time frame to assist with spreading mulch, pulling weeds, trimming shrubs, picking up litter, which will help ensure our campus is looking its best for the coming school year.

Written by: Donna Cook, Principal
Posted: Jul 29, 2014 by Lisa Justice

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