I would like to take this opportunity to share with you how honored I am to be working at Barron Collier High School. I have been in education since 1993, starting my career as a Science Instructor at a high school in New York. My first administrative assignment was an Assistant Principal in February of 1999, working in a building comprised of students in Grades 7-12. I received my first position as a Principal in 2003. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Master of Science Degree in Foundations and Teaching, and Master of Science Degree in School Administration as well as a Doctorate in School Leadership. My educational philosophy is quite simple… ALL decisions made are based on what is best for the students. One of the driving forces that support my philosophy comes from a famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt- “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” I look forward to working with you and your child in my role at Barron Collier.
Dr. Sean C. Kinsley, Principal
I am entering my 35th year in the education field. I spent most of my career in the Cleveland, Ohio area as a coach, teacher, assistant principal, and principal. During the course of my career, I have spent time at both the middle and high school levels. Based on my experience students who are involved and feel a part of their school do much better in the classroom. I view my role as an APC to assist both teachers and students as they pursue academic excellence. I want to help facilitate your child’s greatness whether it be in or out of the classroom. I enjoy watching teachers teach and students learn! I also enjoy interacting with students outside of the classroom at all of the extra-curricular activities that our students are able to participate in at BCH. I look forward to working with all members of “BC Nation” and building positive relationships as we face this challenging school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any academic concerns you may have.
Sean McAndrews, Assistant Principal Curriculum & Instruction
This is my 20th year as a proud member of the Cougar Family, and I am honored to be a part of this amazing community dedicated to supporting academic achievement that is balanced with and encourages participation in a variety of extracurricular activities. My goal is to assist the members of our school community as they work toward meeting their potential by providing opportunities to achieve their goals, whether those goals are academic, athletic or personal, and to celebrate our students’ achievements and successes in a positive, student-focused learning environment. Please feel to contact me with any questions, concerns or to share the achievements and successes of our students.
Theresa Gersbach, Assistant Principal of Attendance & Discipline
This is my 8th year as an administrator at BC. My first administrative position was at BC before working at other Collier County middle and high schools and then coming back home to BC. My goal is to ensure students, staff and parents all feel safe, secure and supported during their time at BC. We call our office “Student Services” instead of Attendance and Discipline because our role is to serve students. We are the customer service center of Barron Collier. The positive climate that we foster through this philosophy helps students to focus on their personal goals and academic achievements. If your student is not feeling this way, then they should reach out to me either in person or through our Student Services course in Canvas.
Robert Dawes, Assistant Principal of Attendance & Discipline
Derek Woods, Activities Coordinator
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Visiting Barron Collier High School
If you visit Barron Collier during regular school hours, it is suggested that you use the Cougar Drive entrance off of Airport Road. Campus gates to other entrances are closed during the school day. All visitors must check in through the Reception Office before being admitted. Students will have to show their student ID, and other visitors will be required to show a valid driver’s license.
Delivery of non-school related items, e.g. balloons, flowers, birthday cakes, etc., will not be accepted by the Reception Office. We will, however, attempt to get assignments and school books, delivered by parents, to their students.