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Kevin Yancey named principal of OCHS

Oconee County Schools formally announced this morning that Kevin Yancey has been named principal of Oconee County High School. At last night’s BoardYancey  of Education meeting, Yancey, who has been assistant principal of Oconee County High School since 2015, was unanimously approved to serve as principal at the school effective June 1, 2020.


“Kevin Yancey is an outstanding leader and educator who has played a vital role in the success of Oconee County High School,” said Superintendent Jason L. Branch. “He is committed to both sustained excellence and continuous improvement and I am confident he will provide strong leadership to the Warrior community.”


Yancey holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southwestern State University, a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and an educational specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. He is slated to graduate in 2021 with a doctorate from the University of Georgia. Yancey began his teaching career in physical education in Hart County, and was later a special education teacher in Newton County and Monroe County. He then served as assistant principal/athletic director in Monroe County from 2011-15. Yancey joined Oconee County Schools in 2015 as assistant principal/athletic director at Oconee County High School and has been in that position since that time.


“I could not be more excited and humbled to transition into the role of principal at Oconee County High School,” said Yancey. “OCHS is a fantastic place to call home, and I am honored to have the privilege to carry on our rich tradition of continuous improvement. I look forward to continuing our standard of excellence with the incredible faculty, staff, students, and parents of our school community. It is certainly a great day to be a Warrior!”


Yancey’s wife, Chelsey, is also an educator in Oconee County Schools. They are the proud parents of three school-age sons.