Dr. Savage grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated IRMO High School where he played basketball and baseball. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree and majored in Environmental Health Science. He worked briefly for the Dekalb County Health Department before returning to UGA to get his Masters Degree in Science Education. His first teaching position was teaching High School Biology at Collins Hill High School where he also coached basketball and was head coach of the girl’s golf team where they won a state championship in 2010. He got his specialist degree in 2009 from Lincoln Memorial University and accepted his first assistant principal job at Riverside Elementary in 2013 after graduating from the Aspiring Leader Program. After three years there, he went to Creekland Middle as an assistant principal. During his time there he completed his Doctorate of Education in Administration and Policy from Georgia State University. He is currently a member of the Aspiring Principal Program.
Dr. Savage got married in 2003 to Adriana who currently teaches pre-k/special education at Gwin Oaks Elementary. They have three daughters Ava, who is in fifth grade, Ana Kate, who is in third grade and Brooklyn who is in 2nd grade. They have two labs Maisy and Coco. His girls are active in soccer and cheerleading and do whatever they can to avoid homework. They are all part of the chorus at their elementary school. His extended family still lives in South Carolina.
Dr. Savage has had a phenomenal transition to Crews Middle. The community and staff have been very welcoming. He truly feels like he is at the best middle school in the state of Georgia. His vision is to provide a challenging and nurturing environment for each student and help to prepare them to be successful at Brookwood High School. He looks forward to fostering great relationships with all the stakeholders in our Brookwood Family. When the students, the teachers, and the families all work together, that is the best recipe for the success of our community and school.
Dr. Savage is a huge Bulldogs Fan. He loves to play golf (although he gets very few chances to do so throughout the year). He loves to travel and is passionate about seafood, particularly raw oysters. His family is very active at 12 Stone Church. The whole family loves to fish and they spend much of the summer backwater fishing on the Georgia Coast for at least a week at a time.