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Young man gets promotion to become principal of US school at 24 years old, sets outstanding record

Upon his appointment as the leader of Charlotte’s Movement Middle School, 24-year-old Kenneth Gorham became North Carolina’s youngest-ever school principal.

American political science graduate Kenneth Gorham attended North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. He is the youngest individual to attain that height in the state of North Carolina after being appointed principal of Movement Middle School.

“I’m 24 years old. I actually turned 25 next week. I was in my head absolutely about my age, I was in my head absolutely about my years of experience, for sure,” he told WCNC Charlotte.

Prior to taking the position of school principle at Movement School, Kenneth held positions as a teacher and instructional coach. He posted a comment on Instagram about his appointment, thanking God for the special calling.

“I’d be lying if I said this truly didn’t feel like a dream. At 24 years old, God has favored me with such a unique calling; to lead, inspire, and foster a school environment that truly loves and values children,” he wrote on Instagram.

The school’s Superintendent Jenika Mullen in his comment described Kenneth as a person people will want to follow and be inspired by. “When we think about hiring, it is really about like your leadership competencies. Are you someone that people will want to follow and be inspired by? The answer is yes [for] Mr. Gorham,” Jenika Mullen said.

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