Principal's Message

Erik Gerstenacker

Erik Gerstenacker, Principal

The mission of Gaffney High School, in partnership with the local community, is to ensure an excellent education in a safe, diverse, environment that is focused on academics, athletics, technology and the arts, so all students are equipped to contribute as productive, global citizens with pride and tradition.

As a former teacher, assistant principal and principal in the Cherokee County School District, I consider it an honor to serve our students and staff as the Principal of Gaffney High School.  I am fortunate for the opportunity to be part of a team that approaches its work with such professionalism and tremendous sense of purpose. Gaffney High School’s success is directly connected to our dedicated students, talented staff and a supportive, generous community.

As principal, I believe in the unlimited potential of our students. I believe in respecting and developing their unique learning styles and interests. I believe in setting challenging and demanding performance expectations.  I believe in being committed to improve student learning and promoting social, emotional, and physical growth.  I believe in the value of hard work, collaboration, and communication.  

As we embark on the 2019-2020 school year, I wish the students and staff all the best successes and am excited at the possibilities.    

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