Principal Harvey Means changes culture at ECHS

Published 7:08 am Monday, June 9, 2008

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Escambia County High School recently hired principal Harvey Means and with the change of principals comes a facelift of the school, according to the new man in charge.
Means’ official first day at ECHS was June 1 and he, along with other school personnel and community members, have been working hard to straighten up the appearance of the facility.
Means said the school will undergo many appearance changes, not only for students, faculty and staff, but also for community members.
Some of the renovations at ECHS include the installation of central heating and air conditioning, a fresh coat of paint and d/cor such as plants, furniture, etc.
Means said he plans on involving the community in the beautification process at the school.
Means said community involvement has already been great.
Means knows it takes time to change things, but said there are three things that must be done immediately at ECHS. These three changes include the appearance of the facility, the attitudes of the students as far as discipline is concerned and teacher motivation. Means plans to have many teacher workshops to get teachers excited about the upcoming school year.
Since Means became principal at ECHS, he said everyone has been welcoming.

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