Published 4:48 pm Friday, August 28, 2015

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO  Gary Driver is the new administrator at CCA.

Gary Driver is the new administrator at CCA.

Crenshaw Christian Academy and its Board of Directors welcome Gary Driver as their new Administrator. He fills the position vacated by Angela Carpenter, who retired in May.

“I am truly blessed to be a part of CCA this year. I believe that I am called to be an educator and that this is where God wants me at this time in my life,” Driver said. “My thought for the year is II Timothy 2:15, ‘Study to show thyself approved.’ As an educator I want to make sure that we address all aspects of creating a well rounded student that is prepared to enter college or the workforce.”

Driver comes to CCA with over 33 years of experience as an educator in the mathematics and technology fields.

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He has taught in both public and private school systems, and as an adjunct professor for several area colleges and universities.

Driver has set several goals for CCA.

“We are putting into force efforts of the previous administrator by providing a stronger curriculum in math at the elementary level and doubling up math classes in junior high,” Driver said. “We will push our high schools to improve ACT scores by offering intense reviews before the next test date. It is also a goal to offer more dual enrollment classes to our seniors so they have a chance to earn college credits while still in high school.

“My desire is to take a fine gem of a school and continue to polish it so that all who enter will know the greatness this school has to offer,” he added.

Driver and his wife, Deborah, reside in Kinston.

They have three sons and one grandson, Jeremy, Emily and Mason, of Jemison; Joshua and Kimberly of Gainesville, Ga.; and Jesse, a junior at Auburn University.

Driver and his wife are active members of INO Baptist Church, where he has helped with the youth over the years and D-NOW weekend.