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Renaissance High School Welcomes New Principal Gary Bigger

Renaissance High School Welcomes New Principal Gary Bigger

Clarkston Community Schools is pleased to welcome Gary D. Bigger as our new principal of Renaissance High School. Mr. Bigger comes to Clarkston Community Schools with 25 years of experience in alternative and at-risk education. Most recently, he was principal of Birmingham Public Schools' Lincoln Street Alternative High School where he partnered with students and parents to encourage successful academic and life outcomes and developed new credit recovery options to assist students in meeting graduation requirements.

"My hope for Renaissance High School is to continue to make it a place where relationships are fostered and where we can see the potential of each student in order to help them succeed," said Mr. Bigger. "RHS must be a place where we accept, love and set high expectations for students."

Before becoming a school administrator, Mr. Bigger was a teacher and social studies department head at Atlantis Alternative High School in Flint, Mich. Bigger holds a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Youth Ministry from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartesville, Okla., a master's in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University and a master's in Educational Leadership from Madonna University. He earned his teaching certification at Michigan State University.

Bigger resides in Swartz Creek, Mich. When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf and watching Michigan football.

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 7,100 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.

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