On September 22, 2021 the senior principal at Harding High School died; the principal is Eric Ward. Eric was the principal at Harding High School for several years.

Eric Ward

Eric Ward

Due to unknown reasons, Eric died. He leaves behind a wife and kids. Eric has an extensive background in track and field as well as teaching. Eric attended the University of North Carolina Charlotte and was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 

During Eric's time as principal, he believed the following:

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At Harding University High School, we are committed to excellence and to addressing the social and emotional needs, as well as the instructional needs, of every student. We believe that all students can achieve and we will work with our students and families to make that happen for every student. 

Funeral services have not been set yet.