Dr. Ernest E. Mackins

Title: Assistant Principal
Company: Belton-Honea Path High School
Location: Anderson, South Carolina, United States

Ernest Mackins, Assistant Principal at Belton-Honea Path High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.

Following obtaining Bachelors of Science in marketing and finance in 1998 from Clemson University in South Carolina, Dr. Mackins later continued his education with a Master of Arts in teaching from the same school in 2007 and a Master of Arts in school administration from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 2011. He returned to Clemson and earned an educational specialist degree in 2016 and followed with a Doctor of Education in professional leadership in education in 2021 from Converse University in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 2021. Dr. Mackins served his country in the Army National Guard from 1993 to 2002 and participated in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq and Kuwait.

After serving as a retail store manager for 10 years and as an assistant bank manager for five years, Dr. Mackins entered the educational profession as an eighth-grade earth science teacher and later science department chair with Anderson School District 4 in South Carolina from 2007 to 2013. Since the latter year, he has excelled as an assistant principal with Belton-Honea Path High School in Anderson County School District 2, South Carolina. In addition, since 2008, Dr. Mackins has owned and operated Mackins Enterprises, a premier educational consultancy based in Anderson.

Dr. Mackins became involved in his profession because he was inspired by the people whom he mentored over the years, for these people succeed in life. Some of them were promoted to high level positions, such as becoming the president or the vice president of the bank, which then inspired him to pursue a career path in education, in which his goal was to help as many people as he could, including students, teachers, administrators and other professionals. 

In the coming years, Dr. Mackins hopes to be promoted to a principal position or a director position. His goal is to make a difference in the lives of others, particularly students, teachers and administrators in the community.

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