Message from the Principal
Daniel “Al” Hudgins, Jr.
I am extremely proud to be the Principal at Summers County High School. I was previously the assistant principal and started my new position on Jan. 2nd 2019. The faculty, staff, leadership, and community has welcomed me with open arms and are very supportive.
My name is Daniel “Alan” Hudgins, Jr. The 2018-2019 school year will be my 13th year in education and my 3rd year as an Administrator. I taught Social Studies for 10 years. I have coached football and baseball.
I have been married to my amazing wife Lindsay since 2003. She has been a teacher for 13 years, and currently teaches Kindergarten. We have three children; Alexander, Alivianna, and Zane.
I am honored to be from southern West Virginia and the coal mining heritage of my grandfathers and my dad. I graduated from Wyoming East High School in 1999. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and History in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2005 at Concord University. I am a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon international fraternity. In 2015, I earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Concord University. I have lived or worked in Mercer, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowell, and Summers County.
Summers County High School is classified as a “A” school. I envision SCHS as a “AAAA” school because of the focus on Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Attitudes. Our staff encourages students to achieve success in “Academic” programs. We promote the “Arts” for students to be creative in our CTE and fine arts programs. In “Athletics” we recognize the values and sportsmanship learned through a strong sports tradition. Lastly, we recognize the need for proper “Attitude”. The faculty and staff at SCHS set high behavioral expectations for all our young men and women. Ultimately, we are preparing our students with the tools needed to become college and career ready with our Career and Technical Education and our AP College preparation programs. With these skills we plan to prepare our students to become productive citizens.