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Mr. Sterlin McGruder

“Principal McGruder is an experienced campus administrator. With nearly 20 years of experience in public school leadership, he has served at all levels. I’m impressed with his leadership ability and the strong knowledge and understanding of advanced academic programs that he brings to the role of Waco High School principal. His unique experience leading an all-boys academy and his desire to continue serving as a campus principal demonstrates his commitment and passion for youth.” Kincannon said. 

McGruder has been honored with many awards, including the PTA Life Time Achievement Award in 2005 and Principal of an Exemplary School in 2007. He was Principal of a Recognized School from 2008 through 2012 and received the Andrew Young Boy Scouts of America Award in 2016. 

“I am so excited about the opportunity to lead Waco High School students through the most pivotal time in their lives. My goal is to build upon the sense of community that already exists. I believe that school is not just a space for learning, but a place where dreams are born,” said McGruder. “Being new to the Waco area, my priority will be to build relationships with the community, staff members, and most importantly with the parents and students of the Waco High School family.”