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Principal's Bio


Principal's Bio

PCHS Principal


Mr. Boyd West is beginning his third year as Principal of Pass Christian High School. Prior to becoming a Pirate Mr. West spent four years as the Assistant Superintendent in another coast district.  He comes to the Pass with 11 years of administrative experience and 13 years of teaching and coaching experience across elementary, middle, and high school levels. Mr. West earned his Education Specialist degree in school leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education from the University of South Alabama after beginning his college career at Clemson University. 

Family is of the greatest value to Mr. West.  He and his wife, Carrie, spend their free time supporting their four children – Caleb, Canaan, Caden, and Kieleigh in their athletic endeavors. On weekends, the Wests are most likely to be found at a baseball complex somewhere in or near Mississippi on weekends but are also looking forward to supporting PCHS students in their pursuit of excellence.

The concept of family is also what drew Mr. West to Pass Christian High School.  As a keen observer from the outside, Mr. West has always appreciated the family climate and culture of the Pass Christian School District and the community.  He is excited about getting to know all of the people who make “The Pass” such an awesome place. He looks forward to contributing to the tradition of excellence of the students, faculty, staff, and administration at PCHS.

Mr. West brings the mission of “helping each student decide which line in life to get in and helping him or her move to the front of that line.”  His goal is not just to graduate every student at Pass Christian High School, but to prepare and empower every student to confidently pursue a career in an area for which they have a passion and skillsets.  Graduation is not a destination. It is a door that opens a world of opportunity. Pass High students will walk through that door prepared for the next step they choose to take.

Finally, Mr. West welcomes all members of the Pass Christian community to partner with Pass High to create amazing opportunities for young people.