Conference Hires New Highland Academy Principal

On March 13, 2014 Chadd Watkins accepted the invitation from Highland Academy’s Board to become the new principal for the 2014-15 school year.  For the past two months, he has served as the interim principal.

Watkins graduated from Bass Memorial Academy in 1997. He went on to study at Southern Adventist University receiving a B.S. in Physical Education, Health, and Recreation in 2002.  After graduating from SAU, he spent six years working as a teacher and coach at Madison Academy. In 2008, Watkins accepted the position of boys’ dean, vice principal, and coach at Highland Academy where he has served for the past six years.

Watkins and his wife, Nikie Mathis Watkins, began dating while at SAU and married in 2005. His wife is a graduate of Highland Academy and worked at Highland Academy for eight years.  She is now staying home with their two boys, Carson (6) and Camdon (1).  Carson attends Highland Elementary School located on the HA campus.

Watkins and his family are excited about what God is calling them to do and pray for God’s leading in this very important position. They look forward to serving the students, parents, staff, and constituents of Highland Academy. They want God to use them in a mighty way to bring about great accomplishments for His Kingdom.

—BY AMY CIRIGLIANO & KEN HALLAM