NHS Administration

Kyle Cannon

Principal
Email: kcannon@newberry.k12.sc.us         803-321-2621 Ext: 60601

Mr. Cannon began his career in education here in the School District of Newberry County. He taught middle school social studies for 4.5 years at Whitmire Community School. He also served as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach while at WCS. He then transferred to Mid-Carolina High School where he taught high school social studies for 4 years, as well as serving as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach. Mr. Cannon began his administrative work here at Newberry High School in 2011, serving as an Assistant Principal for 5 years before being named the Principal in 2016. He is married to Kristina Cannon, who is also an educator here in the School District of Newberry County and they have identical twin sons, Jackson and Coleman, which he finds to be a strange coincidence, considering he is an identical twin himself. Outside of school Mr. Cannon's passions are cooking, anything involving the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Dallas Cowboys, and spending time with his family.

Sarah Harvey

Assistant Principal
Email: sharvey@newberry.k12.sc.us          803-321-2621 Ext: 60311

Sarah Harvey is new to the NHS adminstrative team for 2017-2018 school year.  Ms. Harvey taught 3 years at Mid-Carolina Middle School as a social studies teacher. Previously, Ms. Harvey taught social studies at South Aiken High School, Midland Valley High School, and Clinton High School. She has obtained her Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University, her Masters degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University, and her Bachelors of Art in Education from the University of South Carolina Aiken. While at USC Aiken, Ms. Harvey competed on the Pacer softball team. Ms. Harvey was born and raised in Newberry and is honored to return to the school she graduated from. She has been a proud Bulldog her entire life, and she is looking forward to cheering the Bulldogs on every chance she gets.

Amanda Finley

Assistant Principal
Email: afinley@newberry.k12.sc.us           803-321-2621 Ext: 60611

Amanda Finley has been an Assistant Principal at NHS for the last five years. She enjoys working with students, parents, and teachers at Newberry High in her role as Assistant Principal. Mrs. Finley started her career in education at Newberry Middle where she taught for 14 years. In 2006, she was named Teacher of the Year, and was also selected as the Teacher of the Year for the School District of Newberry County in 2007. While working at NHS, she finds it very rewarding to reconnect with her former students as they become driven, successful young adults during their high school years. Mrs. Finley studied at Covenant College where she earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and master's degree in Educational Leadership. She is married to Lonnie Finley and has a son, John Weston. In addition to following the NHS Bulldog sports teams, the Finleys enjoy going to USC games and cheering for Gamecock football, basketball, and baseball.

Ferdinand Cooper

Director of Freshman Academy 
Email: fcooper@newberry.k12.sc.us          803-321-2621 Ext: 60607

Ferdinand Cooper is new to the Newberry High School administrative team for 2017-2018. He received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Livingstone College and his Master's in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. Ferdinand has taught for over 16 years in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. Some of his accomplishments include: 2010 Weldon STEM High School and Weldon City Schools (NC) Teacher of the Year, 2011 finalist for North Carolina Teacher of the Year, two NC Show Style State Championships as band director of Hertford County High School, recipient of a 2017 Grammy Foundation award for the Fairfield Central Band Program, and being named the 2017 Teacher of the Year at Fairfield Central HS. Mr. Cooper is excited to be a Bulldog and looks forward to serving the Newberry HS community.