A graduate of South Carolina State University, Dr. William T. Logan, III began his professional career as a high school English teacher in St. George, SC in 1997 while pursuing his Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from SC State University. He was the recipient of the Sallie Mae Outstanding First Year Teacher Award for his district in 1998. He continued his studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 2002.
After serving as the Director of the Odyssey Educational Center, Dr. Logan relocated to North Carolina where he worked as an assistant principal in Wake and Durham counties from 2003-2007. Dr. Logan was selected as the founding principal of Hillside New Tech High School in 2007. Under his leadership, the school boasted a 100% graduation rate in 2011—the only high school in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area to achieve this accomplishment. The school was also identified as a Demonstration Site by the New Tech Network and was chosen as a Learning Laboratory Initiative School by the NC New School’s Project. In 2011, he was selected as Spectacular Magazine’s Man of the Year in the field of education. Dr. Logan was asked to lead Hillside High School in February 2012 navigating its transformational efforts. In 2014, William was selected as Durham Public Schools Principal of the Year and was the 2014 recipient of the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Outstanding Young Educator Award. In 2017, Dr. Logan was selected as the NC Association of Student Councils Administrator of the Year. Dr. Logan was selected once again as Durham Public Schools 2022-23 Principal of the Year and the 2023 North Central Region Principal of the Year.
William is a member of the NC Principals and Assistant Principals Association, NC Association of Educators, NC PTSA, NCASCD, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of America Greater Triangle Chapter, and serves as a member of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of the SCSUNAA.
Rashard Lee-Worthy is a Durham native and a 1995 graduate of Hillside High School. Lee-Worthy continued his studies at The University of Tennessee, earning a B.A. in psychology in 1999. Upon graduation, Lee-Worthy went on to play professional basketball in Europe for twelve seasons. In 2011, Lee-Worthy returned to the U.S. and began his pursuit to become a public school educator. After teaching in Durham Public Schools, Lee-Worthy began his studies of School Administration at North Carolina Central University. Lee-Worthy completed his Masters of School Administration in 2017 all while working as an intern at Hillside High School. In the summer of 2017, Lee-Worthy was hired as a member of the administrative team at Hillside High School where he continues to serve his alma mater.
Lee-Worthy has also worked as the assistant boys’ basketball coach since arriving at Hillside in 2016, and in 2018, Lee-Worthy was named head of the varsity boys’ basketball program.
As a member of the community and alumni of Hillside High School, Lee-Worthy has a strong passion for Hillside that is rooted in the school’s history, achievements and culture that is unmatched in the city of Durham.
Mr. Lee Worthy can be reached at 919-560-3925 x25293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.