National Principals Month Profile: Daymond Ray Jr., Principal of Oak Hill Middle School

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Daymond Ray

Daymond Ray Jr., Principal of Oak Hill Middle School, has been working in education for 20 years. This school year marks his 5th year as school leader of Oak Hill. Mr. Ray believes the absolute best part of his role as principal of the middle school is the relationships that he has built with teachers, students and parents. Although originally from Adel, Georgia, Mr. Ray has always felt that Milledgeville would be a beautiful place to live. After high school, Mr. Ray went to Georgia Southern where he obtained his Bachelor degree in Health and Physical Education. He then pursued his Master degrees, one from Troy University in Foundation of Education, and another from Georgia College in Educational Leadership. His Specialist degree in Educational Leadership was also earned at Georgia College. But his educational pursuit for excellence is far from over. Currently he is working on his doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia College. Mr. Ray has been married to his lovely wife Chasity Ray for 14 years and his lucky number is 7. "We have 2 beautiful daughters, and I have two grandchildren, Aubri and Kylan. They all are my world." When describing his leadership technique, Mr. Ray uses one word--transformational. He says he is able to adapt to change and he leads by example. The goal at Oak Hill Middle School is Excellence, and under Mr. Ray's leadership, teachers, staff, and students strive to do their very best each day to uphold this goal with pride and dedication. Being principal is no easy job, but for Mr. Ray, he takes great enjoyment in his work and considers being the school leader of Oak Hill as a blessing. "I’m very passionate about my job as a leader. I do not take this job lightly. To whom much is given, much is required. I am blessed to have such a wonderful staff that have the best interests of our students at heart." Thank you Mr. Ray for being such an excellent leader and role model for our middle school students!

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