Principal Rick Schwartz

Executive Director of the NEXT School

Prior to becoming the Executive Director / Principal of NEXT High School, Rick served as a partner in an Environmental Engineering Company with a focus on Renewable/Sustainable Energy. He also taught High School, Graduate and Post Graduate School. Rick has a Bachelors degree in Education, a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development, and a Masters Degree in National Strategy and Policy. Prior to moving into the field of education, Rick served in the United States Army (30 Years) in a variety of Leadership positions. He and his wife have 2 children and a Grandson. They reside in Simpsonville, SC. 

NEXT High School Pros

Pro: Professional Educator; Our Faculty and Staff

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Operational Support

Nathan Robinson,
Creative Specialist
Ben Porch,
Facilities Coordinator
Justin Howard,
Technology Coordinator
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Mathematics

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Mauricio Garcia,
Dept. Chair
Jessica Collins,
Math Pro
Brian Street,
Adjunct Math Pro
Alice Geiger,
Adjunct Math Pro
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English Language Arts

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Amy Bright,
English Dept. Chair
Michael Blum,
English Pro
Markus Howell,
English Pro
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Science

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Brad Kelly,
Science Dept. Chair
Alison Koutroulias,
Science Pro
Katie Hittinger,
Science PRO
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Social Studies

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Christine Anderson,
Social Studies Dept. Chair
Harrison Brookie,
Social Studies Pro
Hillary Doggart-Greer,
Social Studies Pro
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Language

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Yanira Soto,
Spanish PRO
MacKenzie Arnold,
French Pro
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Fine & Applied Arts

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Shaun McCallum,
Art Dept Chair
Rosemary Gray,
Art PRO
April Scott,
Comp Science PRO
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Health & PE

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Sarah Breault,
Health & PE Dept. Chair
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Special Education Pros

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Valarie Martin,
SPED Coordinator
Lexi Banker,
SPED PRO
Diana Tiller,
SPED Adjunct
Christie Smith,
SPED PRO / 504 Coord.
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Leadership

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Rick Schwartz,
Principal
Cathy Kamieniecki,
Asst. Principal
Jordan Jacobssen,
Curriculum Coordinator
Dawn DeBoer,
HR / Finance
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Administrative Support

Susanne Wiedemann,
Records Director
Aubrii Spott,
Campus Manager
Terry Kee,
Attendance Clerk
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Peer Support

Leni Whildin, Counselor/
Peer Support Director
Candace Morris,
Peer Life Coordinator
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