Adrien Porter is in his first year as principal of Forest Hills High School. Mr. Porter previously served as principal of Union County Early College. Mr. Porter has spent 22 years in education, all of which have been with Union County Public Schools. Prior to UCEC, Mr. Porter served as a Business teacher and Assistant Principal at Forest Hills High School. Mr. Porter also was the Site Administrator for the pilot program at Union County Technical Academy. As a classroom teacher, Mr. Porter was awarded teacher of the year at Forest Hills High School along with being named CTE Unsung Hero. As an administrator, Mr. Porter has been a part of numerous initiatives that have made a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Mr. Porter's academic background includes a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from South Carolina State University. Mr. Porter was very active while in college, by being a member of the Student Council, SCSU Cheerleader, and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.
Mr. Porter is originally from Buffalo, NY and yes, he is a Buffalo Bills fan and loves Buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing. During his free time, Mr. Porter enjoys spending time with his incredible wife, Akimme, and their four beautiful daughters, Kadrian, Adynne, Kalynne, and Adalynne.
Ms. Kiker is a native of Union County and a graduate of Parkwood High School. She has worked in UCPS for 15 years. Before moving into administration, Ms. Kiker served in the Career and Technical Education Department as a Career Development Coordinator and Agriculture teacher.
Ms. Kiker earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from NC State in 2004, her Master’s in Education from Western Carolina in 2005, in Two-Year College Administration, and her graduate certificate in School Administration from Appalachian State University in 2018.
Ms. Kiker is excited to start her new role as an assistant principal and will be working with students whose last names begin with A-G.