A native of Columbus, GA., Mrs. Hull is in her first year as Principal at Hardaway High School which is also her alma mater. She holds three degrees in Education from Georgia Southern University and Columbus State University. For a long time, Mrs. Hull was a Northside High School Patriot, but she has always been a loyal Hawk. In her previous position, Mrs. Hull worked with elementary gifted students as the principal of St. Elmo Center for the Gifted and the Director of Advanced Learning, but she also enjoyed continuing to work with middle and high school students for magnet programs, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement and IB. Mrs. Hull is thrilled to be back at Hardaway. As principal, her main purpose is to support teachers so that teachers can support students.
Mrs. Hull has a gorgeous family to include, but is not limited to, her talented and handsome husband Thad, her two beautiful (and funny) babies Jacob (4) and Alice Lou (1), and two little four-legged rascals, Zenon (a yorkie) and Stella (a morkie). Mrs. Hull prefers big dogs, but she lets these two stay in her house anyway. Mrs. Hull’s other occupations include being a bass fisherwoman, a gardener, a home chef, a pianist, an artist, a knitter of scarves, and a bibliophile though she is an amateur at all of them. She enjoys traveling even though her days of wandering abroad throughout Europe have come to an end for the time being. Mrs. Hull also has a strong affinity for homemade lasagna and college football, as all sensible people should.
It is with excitement and anticipation of great things to come that I welcome each of you to Hardaway High School. The administration, faculty, and staff are looking forward to this school year with enthusiasm even though it will look completely different from any other school year in the history of your education. Our mission at Hardaway High School is to develop enthusiastic, life-long learners who are productive, contributing members of a global society. To be successful, it is imperative that you become an active member of our school. Take ownership, and seek to find your place here as you explore your options moving toward college and/or a career. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your teachers, counselors, or administrators. We are here to serve you and to help you become the best you can be.
Christine Hull, Principal
I am excited to serve as your Assistant Principal at Hardaway High School. Some of my beliefs are below so you can better understand the way I am.
- The safety of my students is my #1 concern.
- I believe ALL students are capable of learning.
- Relationships are vital to student performance.
- Teachers and leaders should lead by example.
- Teachers and leaders must present engaging work.
- Teachers must facilitate learning in the classroom.
- My door is always open.
L. Dee Miller
Mr. Miller is entering his first year as an Assistant Principal at Hardaway High School. He has been in Education for 14 years, starting at Pacelli High School before joining the Muscogee County School District. He has worked at South Columbus Elementary, Downtown Elementary, Blackmon Road Middle, and Northside High School. During his tenure, he has served as a Physical Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher, and the last seven years as an LEA Facilitator. As a Baseball Coach, he led the Northside Patriots to the 2019 GHSA 4-A State Championship. He is married to Leah Miller, and they have two children, Linley and Mitt.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Valentine has lived in Columbus since 1988. She is a graduate of Columbus State University where she received her a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, Master of Education in Mathematics, and Specialist in Education in Leadership. She has been part of the Hardaway family since 1996. Starting in the Math classroom, she moved to the International Baccalaureate Coordinator position in 2007. In 2014 she became an Assistant Principal.
Mrs. Valentine enjoys working in the garden with her husband, Ryan, and playing in the yard with her two doggie babies, Emma and Buster.
Coach Kendall Mills is entering his 24 year as an educator, presently serves as Athletic Director, Men’s Basketball Head Coach, and Volleyball Head Coach. Graduate of Auburn University in 1996, B.S. in Elementary Education, Troy University 2010, M.S. in Sport and Fitness Management. Coach Mills loves being in the gym with his student/athletes helping them perfect their athletic skills and equally wants to make sure he is preparing them for life after sports, spending a lot of time talking about college, careers, and of course academic and athletic scholarship opportunities for all student/ athletes. Coach Mills is married to Linda Mills, teenage daughter, Jordan Mills (Florida), adult daughters: Shaemeka Miller ((Florida), grandkids Jayden, Leyla, and Elijah), Lauren Breaux (Columbus), Desiree Weldon (Columbus), Kaitlyn Flowers (Germany), and adult son: Benjamin Weldon (Columbus).
Learning Support Coordinator
After working at AFLAC for 9 years, Mrs. Fulford joined the Hardaway family in 2002. She currently serves as LEA for Hardaway High School, Blackmon Road Middle School, and Blanchard Elementary School. Mrs. Fulford has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Masters of Special Education, and Specialist in Educational Leadership.
School Counseling Director
Mrs. Metcalfe was born in Uruguay but grew up in Puerto Rico and Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Georgia in 1989 with her husband and two daughters, both now Hardaway graduates. She has three grandchildren.
Mrs. Metcalfe has been a member of the Hardaway family since August 1998. She has had the privilege of working under the leadership of four principals at HHS. Current duties which she’s held since 2000 are School Secretary/Principal’s Assistant with bookkeeping duties added in 2005.
Front Office Clerk
After working for TSYS for 15 years, Mrs. Harris started at Hardaway in 2008 as a Parent Volunteer when her oldest son attended, then to become a full-time employee in 2010. She has enjoyed being with the Hardaway Hawk family for the last 10 years as the Main Office Clerk, processing Student Registrations and Enrollments. And being the first face to greet you when you enter the building!
Married to Michael Harris, they have two sons, Jeffery and Christopher Harris, who are both graduates of Hardaway High.
When not at work, she enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her fur baby, Nico.
Mrs. Carr started working at Hardaway in 2006. She’s worked in the Main office, attendance, and, her current and favorite position, discipline. Mrs. Carr and her husband, Bobby, share their home with our three kitties Polly, Charlie and Opal. When not working she enjoys baking and crafting.