Principal - Eugene Bellamy, Jr.
It is with great excitement that I anticipate the scholars of Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School. I am the proud husband of Raven J. Bellamy and father of Madison A. Bellamy. I am enthused about the opportunity to serve the faculty, staff, students, parents and community stakeholders as Interim Principal for the remainder of this school year. I am a 2006 graduate of Conway High School (Go Tigers!), a 2010 graduate of Coastal Carolina University (#CINO) where I earned my B.A. in Communications with a minor in Music: Voice, and a 2012 graduate of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Go Rattlers!) where I earned my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Over the last seven years, I have worked with K-2 EBD students and taught 6th-8th grade math at all levels.
With six (6) years of hands-on, technology-driven experience as a classroom teacher, I am eager to grow and learn from the professional staff in our building. Based upon the knowledge gained, I plan to use my expertise and the expertise of the teaching staff to maximize academic efficiency and possibilities for academic excellence for all students. Through numerous professional development learning opportunities, it is my hope that the teaching staff will gain extensive knowledge and effectively implement teaching strategies and skills that provide a positive learning culture and climate for all students. I am eager to serve our teaching staff in any and all ways that they need my support.
My time in the classroom and the opportunities that I have been presented has enabled me to develop strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, community relationships, and leadership skills. It is my desire to maximize these skills in a way that will cultivate a supportive learning environment and reinforce the school’s mission, vision, and goals. Furthermore, I am skillful at fostering strong working relationships with all school stakeholders. As Interim Principal, it is my goal to be an advocate for students, support teachers and establish and make plan the vision for our school and uphold my responsibility of promoting academic success for each student, providing a climate and culture conducive for success for all stakeholders, being an instructional leader and providing support services.
Three tenets of our school that will become paramount are Accountability, Professionalism, and Respect. We will work hard to Encourage students to give and be their absolute best, Empower students with positive affirmations and support, and Elevating students toward their greatest potential.
I am excited about this school year and trust that all things are going to work together for our good! #EncourageEmpowerElevate #GoHurricanes
Eugene Bellamy, Jr., M.Ed.