Assistant Principal

Hello Everyone,

I am Cory A. Terry, your new assistant principal.  It is a privilege to be accepted into the ENSA community.  I am a Greenville native that graduated from Hillcrest High School. I received a BA from Erskine College in Psychology and Christian Education.  After Erskine, I was employed with the Boys Home of the South in various capacities (as a counselor, supervisor, treatment coordinator, and a program director) for almost seven years in residential care for the ages of six to twenty one.  While I was there, I entered the district through substituting.  I substituted for over five years for grades K-12.  During this time, I was introduced to the MAT program and procured that degree from Clemson University. I taught as a substitute and then a full time teacher at Tanglewood Middle School for 15 years.  After several years of teaching, I returned to Clemson to attain an EdS degree in 2012.  I recently served West Greenville School as an Administrative Assistant and West Greenville Middle School Alternative Program as Coordinator last year.    

I have a wonderful and vivacious wife of 20 years; she is a cosmetologist, make-up artist, and jewelry designer.  To our union, we have an adopted son that is now married with two sweet daughters, a sixteen and fifteen year old son, and a twelve year old daughter.  I enjoy the movies, physical fitness, I have a fond admiration for the arts,  a love of music and singing.  I am a very student-centered and staff supportive administrator.  Two of my educational concentrations are cultural relevant pedagogy and developing healthy relationships.  I am passionate about life and education, especially our present and future generations. 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year at East North Street Academy.

Motto by Langston Hughes
I play it cool
I dig all jive
That's the reason
I stay alive
My motto
As I live and learn
Is dig and be dug in return