Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Gary Purinton

Graduate of The 2016 National Champion College World Series winning Coastal Carolina University! Went on to get my Masters in Secondary Education at Converse College and a second Masters in School Administration from Converse as well. I'm originally from New Hampshire and a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. I currently teach AP Economics, Honors Economics and Honors Government. I've taught Economics and Government for years and have also taught US History, Geography, Street Law and Psychology. I have sponsored Mock Trial, The Outdoor Club and the Mountain Bike Club. I've coached football, track, golf, cross country, tennis and girls lacrosse. My career has taken me from Rock Hill High School to Waccamaw High School and Socastee High School. I returned to the Upstate in 2000 and taught at Gaffney, Broome and now Spartanburg High since 2013.