CLASS OF 1982
Reginald Grantham is honored as a distinguished graduate in the field of education.
Reginald (Reggie) Grantham graduated from Belleville High School in 1982. As a student, Reggie was a stand-out member of the BHS basketball team. He received a full scholarship to Fort Hays State University for his skill and team leadership.
Reggie led his Fort Hays State University team to an NAIA championship and hall of fame induction. He transferred to, played basketball for, and graduated from Missouri Southern State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in general studies in 1987. He earned his Master’s Degree from Walden University in 2005.
Reggie Grantham is the principal at Romulus Alternative High School. He had previously served as a Youth Specialist at W.J. Maxey Boys Training School and a Youth Specialist for FIA. He was an educator and principal for Romulus Community Schools. Reggie also coached varsity basketball for Ecorse High School.
As an educator, mentor, and coach, Reggie serves his community by building strong relationships with young men and women to guide them in developing, maintaining, and achieving goals. Romulus Community High School was MAEO School of the Year when Reggie served as Dean of Students. He worked with the Service Learning project for Romulus Schools. He is involved in Habitat for Humanity and is a Mason. Reggie is involved in BHS activities through his nieces and nephews.
Reggie is one of eleven children, all of whom graduated from BHS, and he was the second in his family to receive a college degree. His family had little financial means, but provided the love and support for him to achieve his goals. It is that support that Reggie provides to youth today; he is a champion for young men and women working to make and attain goals, he serves as a model of success for students who have obstacles to overcome, and he continues to pass along his family’s lessons of love and support.
Reggie shares his life with his wife, Mia, and their daughter, Raven.