A desire to work in full-time ministry brought Dewitt "Hunter" Powell back to Washington County.
A native of Hagerstown's east end, Powell, 48, became the new principal this summer for Heritage Academy, a private, nondenominational Christian school west of Hagerstown.
"We live in a very aggressive world that promotes humanism and self. I want to be a part of teaching and part of leading a Christian organization that stands firm in biblical beliefs and traditional Christian values," said Powell, who attended Pangborn Elementary and North Potomac Middle School. "God has led me in the past to be a teacher, counselor, director and administrator, and each time I can truly state that serving youth and parents has always been at the front."
A 1979 graduate of Broadfording Christian Academy, Powell has a doctorate degree in educational leadership. He has been in education for 21 years and operates ProjectBeachhead, www.projectbeachhead.com, a non-denominational ministry designed to help families. Through the ministry, Powell presents parenting seminars to churches and other organizations.