Christopher Chandler, a history teacher at Rock Hill High School since 2004, will become the school’s fifth assistant principal to strengthen Ozzie Ahl’s administrative team.

In his 12 years at RHHS, Chandler has taught a series of history classes including Advanced Placement and college-level dual credit courses through York Technical College. As Rock Hill Schools has advanced its technology implementation in recent years, Chandler has been instrumental in both the selection of devices and training of teachers.

He holds degrees from Winthrop University. Chandler earned a B.A. in history in 2002, a Master’s in history in 2004 and a Master’s in educational leadership in May 2013.

In preparation for his new role, Chandler completed two administrative internships. Since 2012, he has worked alongside RHHS principal Ozzie Ahl where he has helped coach beginning and veteran teachers, managed student discipline, assisted in writing the school improvement plan, and participated in the implementation of a positive behavioral interventions and support program. Chandler spent the summer of 2012 as an intern at Pinewood Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. There, he compiled data on school demographics, student achievement, community perceptions, discipline and teacher effectiveness.

“While we hate to see Mr. Chandler leave the classroom we are excited to work with him in his new role,” Ahl said.

Chandler will begin his new position on July 1.