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Principal's Message

My name is Richard Eppes.  I have been in education for 21 years, and 19 of them have been spent in this building.  I did my student teaching while at Winthrop University here at Gold Hill Middle School.  I love Gold Hill Middle School.  I love the community it serves, and the students that fill it.  I bleed Black and Blue!!!  I mean it when I say this is my “Dream Job”!!!  I have worked hard to get here, and I am going to work hard to stay.       

When I was a teacher here, I taught 6th grade math, science, and social studies.  I coached the football team and the 8th grade girls’ basketball team.  I approach life with a coach’s mentality.  I am extremely competitive, sometimes loud, easily excitable, and usually acting crazy!  I have coached or coached against a lot of my students in different sports and different rec. programs.  I am the coach that is usually being loud and acting crazy, but I do it all with a smile on my face.  All of what I do comes from a love of helping young people. 

To be a part of the Gold Hill family, you need to know my family.  I married WAY out of my league!!!  Elizabeth is a 5th grade teacher at  Kings Town Elementary School here in Fort Mill.  She is a phenomenal wife, mother, and teacher.  We have two boys who are both former Bulldogs.  My oldest son, Jackson is currently at Western Carolina.  My youngest son, Carter is  at Fort Mill High School.  Both of my boys are extremely athletic and enjoy playing all types of sports.  They keep me busy when I am not working here at the school, but I love every minute of it! 

I look forward to a great school year and many great years to come. 

Go Bulldogs! 

Richard Eppes