Staff Bios

Calvin Croxton

Boys Boarding School Academic Dean

Calvin Croxton
Boys Boarding School Email Address

Prior to Cherokee Creek, Calvin taught in Greenville, SC and at Tri-County Technical College as adjunct professor. His initial teaching experience was in the Navy where he taught orienteering, combat arms and First Aid / CPR. Calvin is married to Debbie, a teacher as well, and has four children ages 23 to 12. Calvin enjoys teaching social studies in the style of a tour guide and taking the students on “travels through history.” Cherokee Creek is fortunate to have Calvin guiding the academic department as well as sharing his love of social studies with our boys.

       Calvin is a recently-retired Navy Veteran with over 23 years of service. While in the Navy,         Calvin served as Training Lead Petty Officer, leading the training for more than 450                   Seabees in preparation of and through a deployment to Iraq.

Let me share a middle school story…

“My first competitive sports experience was in Middle School basketball. At first, I did not get much playing time but during the middle of my first season, we played an away game at one of our key rival schools where I finally was able to get into the game near the end of the fourth quarter. One of the main reasons I was put in was for my rebounding skills. Imagine my horror when I managed to snag a rebound with two minutes left and started back up for a shot, only to realize halfway up that I was about to shoot into our opponent’s net. Panicked to pass it off mid-shot, I saw no one and had to land and take the traveling call – a rookie mistake for a dependable rebounder.

Though middle school wasn’t the greatest experience, it did prepare me for future success in high school, college and the military. And thankfully, I was also able to build off that mid-air mistake and parlay quick-thinking skills into a successful high school basketball career.”

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