Corbitt eager to begin work at PCHS

Published 8:20 am Friday, May 29, 2020

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Dr. Charles Corbitt, Jr. will join the leadership team of the Pike County School System on June 1 as principal of Pike County High School.

And, Corbitt is anxiously awaiting that day.

“I am very excited about the opportunity that awaits me at Pike County High School and the confidence Dr. Mark Bazzell and the Pike County Board of Education have shown in me,” Corbitt said. “Dr. Bazzell is a strong leader and requires and maintains high expectations for the staff and students. I am looking forward to being a part of the Pike County School System.”

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Prior to accepting the position as PCHS principal, Corbitt was principal of PASS Academy in Dothan. He has 16 years of administrative experience and 21 years of experience overall.

As a graduate of Troy State and having taught and coached at Charles Henderson High School for a year, Corbitt said he is familiar with the Pike County area and looks forward to being a contributing member of the community at large and the City of Brundidge specifically.

“Relationships are most important,” Corbitt said. “I am looking forward to creating and maintaining relationships with the students, parents and the community leadership. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child.”

Being a part of that village will be a huge part of being principal of Pike County High School and Corbitt said he welcomes the opportunity and looks forward to it.

“I put God first in everything so being a servant leader is a calling of mine as is working with young people,” Corbitt said. “I am dedicated to doing everything I can to ensure our students are successful in school, in the workplace and in life.”

Corbitt acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic has and will continue to present new challenges in accepting and moving ahead “within the new normal.”

Corbitt said he will continue to live in Dothan where his wife is employed by the Dothan City School System. His son, 25, is in banking and his daughter, 18, is a 2020 high school graduate.