My name is Brian Graham and I wanted to welcome you to our website. I am excited about coming to Buies Creek Elementary school and returning to Elementary School. I was an Elementary School Principal from 2000-2014 in Hoke and Harnett Counties. In Harnett County I served as Principal at Benhaven Elementary, South Harnett Elementary and, most recently, opened Highland Middle School in 2014. Although much has changed over the past five years I am looking forward with great enthusiasm to my return to the elementary level and our school year. This will be my 29th year in education and my 20th as a school Principal. Although we are still in the planning process our simple goal will be to return Buies Creek Elementary to an “A” or “B” school performance grade status while exceeding growth in each content area and subgroup. I am devoted to our vision and mission and hope you will join us in the work we will be doing as a true partner. Please keep open the lines of communication between you and our teachers and reach out to me anytime you need additional support or help. The easiest way to reach me is through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again I am delighted to serve the Buies Creek community and you can expect great things from our staff and students in the 2019-2020 school year. Go Knights!
In my personal life I live with my wife and three sons on a beautiful lake in Harnett County where we have resided since 1995. Although I worked in Hoke county for 12 years our home and heart has always been in the Harnett County community. My wife has been an amazing teacher, instructional coach and is now a reading teacher; she is in her 30th year as an educator. Our oldest son works in retail in Sanford, NC our middle son is a certified Athletic Trainer currently working with the basketball team and working toward his Masters degree at the Citadel in Charleston, SC. Our youngest son is a sophomore at Methodist University where he plays football for the Monarchs and is working toward his Bachelors Degree in Education. I am very proud of all three young men. In addition to reading, my favorite thing to do is swim and float with my wife in our pretty lake and watch our son at Methodist and on the road play football! We have been married 30 years this past April and love the life and our family that we have created together.