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New assistant prinicpals onbaord

Posted: July 15, 2011 3:10 p.m.
Updated: July 18, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Four new assistant principals will greet the 2011-12 school year when the bell rings Aug. 17.

 “All four of these individuals have done outstanding jobs in their positions with our school district,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “I look forward to continuing to work with them in these new leadership positions.”

Jackie Norton is the new assistant principal at Camden Elementary School. A teacher at Lugoff Elementary School, Norton recently completed her Master of Education Leadership from Winthrop University. She has a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University, teacher certification from Benedict College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina. She was selected as Lugoff Elementary’s teacher of the year in 2008 and earned the same honor from Jackson School in 2003 when she was also named as an honor roll recipient in the district teacher of the year program. 

Elizabeth Crocker is Lugoff Elementary’s new assistant principal. Crocker was a curriculum coach at Camden Middle School for four years and has also taught English Language Arts at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School as well as SEAGUL. She received her Master of Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina, Master in Elementary Education from University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor of Science from Minot State University. She was selected as the Kershaw County middle level reading teacher of the year in 2003-04. She is national board certified. 

North Central Middle School’s new assistant principal is Lori Pate. Pate has served as a teacher at the school as well as the school’s curriculum coach. She also taught at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School. She received her Master of Education from Winthrop University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina. She was selected as the teacher of the year at North Central Middle in 2003 and is national board certified. 

Gene Cameron is the new assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School. Most recently the band instructor at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Cameron has also taught at Leslie M. Stover Middle School and North Central High School. He received his Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina. He majored in choral music education at Baptist College at Charleston. Cameron was selected as North Central High School’s teacher of the year in 1996 and as the S.C. Region 3 Girls Track Coach of the Year. 

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