Brunswick County Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Brockton B. Ahrens as principal of West Brunswick High School. The decision was announced today during a called meeting of the Board of Education.
Ahrens currently serves as principal of South Brunswick Middle School where he has provided outstanding leadership since 2010. Under his direction, the school has made great strides in the development and implementation of professional learning communities and has incorporated a daily literacy focus.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, Ahrens served 16 years as a health and physical education teacher at Patterson Elementary School in the Freemont Unified School District in California. Additionally, he served as administrative intern/principal's designee in his school for 4 years and summer school principal in the district for 3 years. Ahrens and his family moved to North Carolina in 2005 where he served as assistant principal at West Brunswick High School for 5 years before his principalship at South Brunswick Middle School.
"I am excited about an opportunity to return to West Brunswick High School where I began my administrative career in North Carolina," Ahrens shared late Tuesday afternoon after learning about his selection. "I want to thank the staff at South Middle for allowing me to walk through the doors, work with them, and grow professionally. I am looking forward to exciting times ahead at West!"
Ahrens will take the helm July 1, 2012, replacing Principal Jamal Woods who resigned in April.
Photo: Principal Brockton Ahrens