Left to right: Heather Hill, Alex Ingram, Ged O'Donnell, Yvonne Eason, Christopher Burnette
Principal, Ged O'Donnell
Gerald (Ged) O’Donnell started as principal of Grimsley High on July 16, 2018. O’Donnell has been principal at Kiser Middle since 2015, and also served as principal at Montlieu Academy of Technology. While there he was named GCS Principal of the Year in 2013. He also served as an assistant principal at Northeast High and as a teacher, curriculum facilitator and Title I coordinator at Bessemer Elementary. He holds degrees from UNCG and Leeds University in England.
Assistant Principal, Christopher Burnette
Christopher Burnette, comes to Grimsley with a background in banking and marketing. He has served Guilford County Schools for the past eight years in many capacities. His most recent role was Assistant Principal at Weaver Academy. He as also served as treasurer for Sedgefield Elementary, a Business Ed and Marketing teacher at T. Wingate Andrews High School, the basketball coach for Jackson Middle School and the JV Men’s basketball coach at T. W. Andrews HS. During his time at TW Andrews, I was named Teacher of the Year. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. His master’s degree in education comes from High Point University. He is an avid UNC-Chapel Hill enthusiast in all sports and a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fanatic. He looks forward to working with the students, staff, and community at Grimsley High School, where tradition meets tomorrow.
Assistant Principal, Yvonne Eason
Yvonne Eason currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Grimsley Senior High School. Prior to this position she was the Coordinator of Character Development & Service-Learning for Guilford County Schools (GCS) and led GCS to becoming a national district of character. She is a dedicated educator that started her career as an instructional technology facilitator at Swann Middle School and then transitioned to the Early Middle College at North Carolina A&T State University as a business education teacher. Ms. Eason received a bachelor of science and master's degree at NC Agricultural & Technical State University in which she is certified in Business Education (6-12) and Reading Education (K-12).
Assistant Principal, Heather Hill
Heather Hill comes from a family of Whirlies dating back to the class of 1936. She has served Grimsley as an Assistant Principal since 2006. She received her BA in Biology and Masters of Administration at UNC-Greensboro. Prior to joining the Whirlie Nation, she taught in the classroom for 13 years, was instrumental in implementing the Middle College concept in 2001, awarded Teacher of the Year at Guilford College Middle College and served as a School Support Officer. She believes strongly in the rich traditions that have made Grimsley the most desired high school in the district.
Assistant Principal, Alex Ingram
Alex Ingram is a first year school administrator. He has been an educator for 14 years in positions ranging from teacher to testing coordinator. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Fayetteville State University and will graduate in May 2019 with a Masters in Executive Leadership at Gardner-Webb University. He is married and a father of four children.