First Baptist School Hires Jeremy Blackstock to fill Head of School Role16-Mar-2018
The First Baptist School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Jeremy Blackstock as the next Head of School to begin June 1, 2018. The school community is proud to welcome Mr. Blackstock as its new leader where he will be building on the rich traditions and accomplishments of one of Charleston’s oldest and best known independent schools. He will have operational responsibility for both the James Island campus, site of the new First Baptist high school opening in August, and of the historic Meeting Street campus which will continue to house grades K-8.
Mr. Blackstock has a BA degree in Secondary History Education from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin, and a Master of Education degree from Liberty University. He has served in Christian private education for over 16 years. During his 8 year tenure at Creekside Christian School, he has implemented the Academic Scholars Program and an Academic Leadership Team to improve vertical planning between the lower and upper schools specifically in the areas of math, language arts, and science. While at Creekside he has worked to promote student achievements in the areas of academics, arts, and athletics as well as improve the overall student experience. The school is housed on two campuses and the Upper School is split between these campuses. For the last four years, Mr. Blackstock has been the Upper School Principal at Creekside with responsibility for more than 450 students. As First Baptist high school moves into its state of the art $15 million campus over the summer, he is equipped with a wealth of transitional experience and is committed to creating “Two Campuses, One Family”.
First Baptist School of Charleston offers a high standard, independent, co-educational college preparatory program for grades K2-12. As a Christian School, all courses are taught through the perspective of a Biblical world view. The school recognizes the importance of educating mind, body, and spirit and students are challenged in a nurturing environment by a talented and caring faculty.
First Baptist School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), Advanced Ed, and the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).