Timothy Keown, President
Tim Keown developed a passion for South Carolina history and enjoyed teaching, even as a high school student. Mr. Keown received a B.S. and Master's degree in Agricultural Education from Clemson University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Tim has completed a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and will graduate in May. Tim began his teaching career at Creek Bridge High School in Marion, SC. He then taught Agricultural Education at Crescent High School in Iva, SC. After a successful teaching career, he then served as the Associate State Director of Agricultural Education at Clemson University for five years. In addition to this, he served as the advisor to two State FFA Officers and two National Young Farmer Presidents. Today, Tim serves as the President of the South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe. The South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe (JDLH) is a state-funded, public, residential high school focused on providing a unique and challenging agricultural education program. The first statewide program of its kind in the nation, will allow students to receive hands-on training in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, land management, food science, and more - all aimed at assessing the needs of modern farms.
Gregory Thompson, Principal
Gregory L. Thompson is a native of Augusta, GA with over 30 years of educational experience. His responsibilities include creating a climate hospitable for education, monitoring student achievement, overseeing facilities, and hiring and evaluating faculty and staff. Mr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science from South Carolina State University and a Master and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Augusta State University. Before joining JDLH, he served as the Hearing Officer for Richmond County School System in Augusta, GA.
Kinsley Miller, Director of Outreach
Kinsley Miller was born and raised in Edgefield, SC. Her love of agriculture led her to earn a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Clemson University. In 2021, she received a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Clemson as well. Kinsley is an active member of the Edgefield County Young Farmers Chapter, South Carolina Farm Bureau, and serves on the Young Alumni Council for Clemson University. Before joining the team at JDLH, Kinsley worked for Titan Farms, the largest peach grower on the east coast.