Darlington County Board of Education names three new principals
The Darlington County Board of Education named three new principals at their May 14 board meeting. Kathryn White will be the new principal of Carolina Elementary School. Shannon Fraser will be the new principal at Pate Elementary School. Corey Lewis will be the new principal of Hartsville High School.
“I am excited about the future for Carolina Elementary School, Pate Elementary School, Hartsville High School, and our district” said Dr. Tim Newman, incoming district superintendent. “The new leadership represents the best Darlington County has to offer in helping our students be successful and in connecting with our families and our community.”
Kathryn White, the new principal of Carolina Elementary School, is currently the literacy coach at Cain Elementary School and Pate Elementary School. She was also the literacy coach at Southside Early Childhood Center and West Hartsville Elementary School. During her education career, she has been an assistant administrator of curriculum, a lead teacher, a school testing coordinator, and a fifth grade teacher. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policies, and a Masters of Education in Language and Literacy. She holds certification as a Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher and Coach, Elementary Education, and Elementary Principal.
Shannon Fraser, Pate Elementary School’s new principal, is currently an assistant principal at Hartsville Middle School. During her education career, she served as curriculum coordinator, testing coordinator, parent relations coordinator, and Title 1 coordinator. She has also been a Master Teacher and has classroom experience teaching both fourth and fifth grades. Fraser graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Remediation and a Master’s degree plus 30 in Educational Leadership/ Administration. She is a First Year Teacher Mentor, a balanced literacy training facilitator, and a former Milliken TAP Foundation National Award Winner for Outstanding Leadership. Fraser holds Elementary and Elementary Principal certifications.
Corey Lewis, the new principal of Hartsville High School, has been one of the school’s assistant principals since 2010. During his career, he has been the assistant principal at North Hartsville Elementary School and a classroom teacher at both Hartsville High School and Darlington High School. In addition to his teaching experience, Lewis served as the head varsity baseball coach (2003-2007) as well as an assistant football coach of Hartsville High School. While working at Darlington High, he served as the head baseball coach and assistant football coach as well. Lewis has a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Benedict College, a Master of Sports Science from the U.S. Sports Academy, and a Master of Education in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. Lewis holds certifications in English, Secondary Principal and Secondary Supervisor. He is a member of numerous national, state and local organizations.
All three will begin their tenure on July 1.