The McDuffie County Board of Education unanimously voted Trevor Roberson as Thomson High School's Principal for the 2018-2019 school year at a meeting on May 17 at 4:45 p.m.
He replaces Principal Carla Shelton who resigned earlier this month to accept a position in Columbia County.
"I would like to say thanks for your votes of confidence," said Roberson after the board approved his nomination from McDuffie Schools' Superintendent Mychele Rhodes
"It's nice to come home and hopefully, I can make y'all proud. I look forward to giving back to Thomson High School just as Thomson High School has given to me."
A native of Thomson, Roberson graduated from Thomson High School in 1988. He graduated from Fort Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1993 and began his teaching career at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville as an English teacher. He returned to Thomson High School in 1999 to teach English and Drama and served the school for 10 years.
In 2009, he was hired as an assistant principal at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School and then in January of 2013, he became principal of Warren County High School.
As principal, he recently received a bronze medal from the US News and World Report.
His start date at Thomson High School is to be determined.