Welcome to Calhoun Middle/High School! My name is Peter Coombe and I am proud to serve as the campus principal of both Calhoun Middle and High Schools and the CEO of the Calhoun College & Career Academy. I am a graduate of the University of Florida (BA Business Administration), the University of West Alabama (MEd School Counseling), the University of West Georgia (EdS Educational Leadership), and Georgia State University (EdD Educational Leadership). I am currently serving in my 15th year in education, and am a former high school French teacher, school counselor (elementary, middle and high schools), assistant principal, system assessment director, and communications director. I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Calhoun community as the campus principal and CEO of the Calhoun College & Career Academy, and believe that both my past experiences and community-focused mindset will allow me to lead The Campus into a future filled with success in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Natalie, who serves as a special education teacher at Calhoun Pre-K. We have a beautiful daughter named Violet who was born on June 12, 2012 and a son, Clyde, who was born on January 5, 2016. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and traveling. I strive to serve students, parents, and teachers to my fullest potential and recognize the trust you have placed in my team and I as we work to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment. I recognize that much of our time over the past decade has been spent focused on assessment and student performance in the classroom. Although these areas are extremely important, I feel it is most important to engage students in fun and meaningful learning experiences. When school no longer feels like school; when we look beyond the walls of the classroom and engage learners in unique and different ways; when students and teachers are excited to come to school each day; then we have accomplished our goal. It is my belief that if we address teaching and learning from this vantage point, then test scores and student achievement will also be addressed accordingly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the education of your child. You can also follow me on social media via Facebook (petercoombe), twitter (@pcoombe) or instagram (coombep).