New administrators approved for Florence 1 Schools
During their June 17th meeting, the Florence 1 Schools Board of Trustees approved several school and district-level hires for the 2021-2022 school year, based on administrative recommendations. These employees will officially start in their new positions in July.
Beverly Greene and Brandon Carter will join the staff at South Florence High School as assistant principals.
Greene has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a master’s degree in Learning and Teaching: Instructional Technology from Coastal Carolina University. She was most recently an interventionist at Dewey L. Carter Elementary School.
Carter has his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. He also has elementary and secondary principal Tier 1 certifications. He was most recently a Physical Education Teacher at Olanta Creative Arts & Science Magnet School.
Lauren Hasty will serve as an assistant principal at West Florence High School. Hasty has a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Secondary Literacy and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She most recently worked as the Lead Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator/Instructional Coach, at Mullins High School.
Alfred Rush Academy will have new leadership as Chris Coleman assumes the director position. Coleman has served as an assistant principal at West Florence High School since July 2019. He holds a Masters of Education from Union University and is currently working toward a Certificate of School Management and Leadership from Harvard University.
Calandra Brisbone-Davis will be in charge of the district’s induction teachers, professional development and evaluations as the Director of Professional Development. Brisbone-Davis holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Lesley University. She was most recently working as an assistant principal at West Florence High School.
“We are happy to have all of these administrators coming on board,” said Florence 1 Schools Superintendent Richard O’Malley. “Administrators play a vital role in our school community and we look forward to the fresh ideas they will bring to their schools and the district.”