The Forest turns 50 (officially tomorrow!) Thursday, October 25th at their annual Fall Festival. And to jump start the 50th anniversary celebration we got the chance to sit down with the school’s leader to chat about his background, day-to-day and more! Without further ado, let’s go ahead and meet Craig Bouiver, Head of School at Shannon Forest Christian School.
360: How did you arrive at Shannon Forest?
Craig: I came to Shannon by way of Houston, Texas. My family and I moved to Houston to work with a Christian school in the area. Before too long, it became clear that we were a long way from family and needed to consider a move back to be closer to ailing parents. In our search, the opening at Shannon Forest was brought to our attention, and the rest just fell into place.
360: What is your day-to-day like?
Craig: My day-to-day in never the same, which is one of the things I love about my job. Another great thing about my job is that I get to spend time with both my children as both attend our school. I usually have meetings in the morning, walk the campus at least once a day, work in the community off campus and interact daily with my administration to ensure that the vision of the school is being carried out in every corner of our campus. I make it a point to be in the halls every day so I can know our students by name. I think that is one of the most important parts of my day, but as I said, each day presents new challenges making each day different than the previous one.
360: What should we expect from the upcoming The Forest Turns 50 celebration?
Craig: I think the number 50 is impressive, especially when considering a private Christian school. Many have labored long and hard to ensure that in this 50th year we are still going strong. In our upcoming Forest Turns 50 celebration, one should expect to celebrate the past and those who came before us. We will have, as our guests. several administrators and teachers from the school’s past. We will also hear from some of our alumni who have gone on to do amazing things, and each will share how Shanon Forest contributed to their current success.
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Craig: Of course, our celebration would not be complete without hearing from our current students. We will have our Praise Band play for us as well as a few other bands composed of alumni and past faculty. But, at the end of the day, you should expect a collective celebration of what God is doing at Shannon Forest at our Forest Turns 50 celebration.
360: When you’re not at school what can we catch you doing in Greenville?
Craig: When I’m not in school I’m usually with my family. You can catch us hiking or just hanging out at our home. We love downtown and can be found dining downtown or attending a Greenville Drive game. I enjoy being active; on the weekends, I can be found getting in a run or occasionally golfing when I get the time.
360: That’s great. Thank you, Craig! We’ll see you at The Forest turns 50 celebration tomorrow!
For even more info on tomorrow’s The Forest turns 50 celebration you can click here. You can also head to their website here and follow them on the social media channels via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Cheers to another wonderful 50 years in the Upstate!