9th-12th Grade Principal
Dr. TK Kennedy
Principal 9th-12th Grade
803-324-4400, ext. 5108
I am honored and extremely excited to be selected principal of York Preparatory Academy's High School. It has been a joy meeting the students, parents, and the staff, and witnessing your commitment to excellence and dedication for success in education. I look forward to making a contribution to the outstanding work here and within the York Prep community.
I am originally from Columbia, SC and was a two sport letterman at Western Carolina University, where I received my undergraduate degree and U.S. Army Officer's commission. I earned a Master degree in Art Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia while serving in the Army reserve and working with South Carolina Educational Television. I then began a career in teaching, coaching, and school administration at Richland Northeast High School. From there, I accepted an opportunity to work with the Arts Infusion curriculum and instruction partnership between Columbia College and Eau Claire High School in Columbia. In 2005, I returned to Richland School District Two's Ridgeview High School to lead their Freshman Academy and Career and Technology Programs. In 2006, I was given the position to help establish the newly opened South Pointe High School in Rock Hill School District Three. During the last eight years there, I served as principal of the Freshman Academy and completed my doctoral degree at South Carolina State University.
I have been married for over 20 years to my lovely wife Kimberley and we have two children, Langston age 19 and Maya age 16. I enjoy spending time with family, oil painting, fishing, and a little golf. Again, I look forward to joining the York Prep family and working to make YPAHS a great place to teach and learn.
TK Kennedy, Ed. D.