Eric Puryear, Assistant Principal

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Eric J. Puryear, Sr.

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Welcome to my webpage. I am the new assistant principal at Hickory High School. I spent the last 15 years of my life as a college football coach and a head high school football coach and I am excited to be on this new journey into administration. On a daily basis I am responsible for 10th grade discipline, but I also handle other grades if I am available. I meet with students having discipline issues on a one on one basis to discuss their inappropriate choices and explore more positive solutions. I am also the testing coordinator at Hickory High School.  I am also the testing coordinator at Hickory High School. 

I am currently married to my beautiful wife of 12 years, Laura, and we have 3 children. Eric, Jr, Sanaa, and Drew. I am a deacon at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, and I am a man of faith. 

I look forward to coming to school each and every day.  As I travel about the building, I truly enjoy interacting with the students.  The students are the reason that I do this job, as I am a servant leader and I truly believe that education can make a better life for anyone. 

If anyone needs to speak with me about their child, feel free to call me at 828-322-5860 ext. 1103 or email me at

"Make Everyday Your Masterpiece!"