Phone: 336-545-2000 ext. 1111
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors: Technology Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Masters: Instructional Technology for the Business and Industry from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Post Masters Certificate: Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mr. Dorand Blackston
Dorand L. Blackston, Sr was born and raised in Wilson, NC. Mr. Blackston received his BS in Technology Education (2007) and his MS in Instructional Technology for the Business and Industry (2010) from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. During his eight years of service as a Technology teacher at Northern Guilford Middle School, Mr. Blackston was named Rookie Teacher of the Year (2008), coached various successful teams at the middle and high school (including Freshman Basketball and JV Basketball at NGHS, and Boys Track), Student Council Advisor, and Teacher of the Year (2014).
It is through these various roles and accomplishments that Mr. Blackston discovered that he could have a greater impact on students, parents, and the community. With this enlightened sense of purpose and equipped with his “All Students Matter” mantra, he attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015 to receive a Post Master’s Certificate in Administration. Because of his passion for service to the students of Guilford County, Mr. Blackston was selected as an Assistant Principal at T. Wingate Andrews High School in 2016 where he served until the end of the 2020 school year. Mr. Blackston joins the Mustang family and brings a plethora of knowledge and skills with his middle school background. Mr. Blackston currently serves as the 8th grade administrator here at Mendenhall and looks forward to making a positive impact overall.
Mr. Blackston is the proud father of a wonderfully bright and talented son, Dorand Blackston, Jr. In addition to spending time with his son, his passions include family, Marvel movies, video games, and basketball. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and belongs to Invincible Lodge #251 (P.H.A).