About Us‎ > ‎Employee Spotlight‎ > ‎

Titus Hopper – Principal at Cleveland Early College High School

posted May 15, 2017, 2:22 PM by Greg Shull
CCS Work History 
After graduating from NC State University in 1998, my first job was at Garner Senior High School in Wake County as a Biology Teacher. Cliff Wilson and Jim Atkinson, former Shelby City Schools administrators, were in Raleigh, NC for a conference and reached out to me about returning to Cleveland County. I returned to Shelby and worked at Marion Intermediate as an administrative assistant prior to moving on to teach 8th-grade science at Shelby Middle School. After a few years at Shelby Middle School, I was asked to help launch C-STOP (currently TPA). After a few years at C-STOP, I accepted a position to teach math at Shelby High School. In 2011, as a North Carolina Principal Fellow, I started the pursuit of my administration degree and after graduating from UNC Charlotte in 2013 I took a job as assistant principal at Hickory High School. An opportunity presented itself in 2014 to return to Cleveland County as an assistant principal at Shelby Middle and at the end of that year I was presented with the opportunity to become principal of Cleveland Early College High School.

Education 
I am a proud graduate of Shelby High School, NC State University, and UNC Charlotte. 

Family

I am married to my best friend, Michelle Renee' Hopper. We have 3 dogs; Bentey (Shit-zu), Tobie Parker (Yorkie-Malteze mix) and Sampson (Yorkie). We reside in the great metropolis of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

What do you like best about your school/work location?

I love the challenge that leading Cleveland Early College High School presents. CECHS is an amazing school with awesome students and staff. I love being in close proximity to daily greatness whether it be the CECHS staff, CCC faculty members or LeGrand Center staff. I am in a position to influence influencers. I am proud to be a CECHS Viking, and I want the world to know who we are!

If you could give students one piece of advice, what would it be and why? 
I want every student who encounters my presence to know that "if they think right, they can do right." I want our students to know that every decision has a consequence, and we always have the power to influence the outcomes in our lives.

Why is Cleveland County Schools special to you? 
Cleveland County Schools is special to me because after losing my parents at a young age many of my surrogate parents were Cleveland County School staff members. CCS helped raise me, and I'm honored to have been given the opportunity to return and serve! 
Comments