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As I have visited schools over the past couple of weeks, I have been especially struck by the very strong job I see our teachers doing with writing. Kids seem to have a really good grasp of the writing process and the samples of student work I have seen are simply excellent. This takes time, patience, and a lot of guidance and feedback. Great work!
Lesley Corner named High School Assistant Principal of the Year
Columbia, S.C. — Lesley Corner, assistant principal of Camden High School in Kershaw County School District, has been named the 2016 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. The award was announced Friday, November 20, in a surprise announcement at Camden High School.
Corner was selected by a knowledgeable panel of judges from an outstanding field of high school administrator candidates. The other finalist for the award was Erica Page from Pelion High School, Lexington School District 1. The criteria used in the selection of this coveted award are set by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. State sponsors also include Horace Mann and Herff Jones.
“We are very pleased to announce Lesley Corner as the SCASA High School Assistant Principal of the Year,” said Beth Phibbs, executive director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “She is an outstanding educator who embraces a commitment to excellence in everything she undertakes.”
Daniel Matthews, Principal of Camden High School, writes of Mrs. Lesley Corner, “She exemplifies the qualities of the type of administrator we hope for. Mrs. Corner is content-knowledgeable, inspiring, professional, and caring. She leads with her heart and her soul…Our school is a better school for having Mrs. Corner as one of our administrators.”
Kershaw County Superintendent, Frank Morgan, regards Mrs. Corner as “an outstanding assistant principal. Her work with students, teachers, and the community at large is exemplary. Camden High’s status as a ‘Palmetto’s Finest’ school is a strong reflection of Lesley’s skills and hard work. This is a much-deserved honor!”
SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 3,900 members. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. SCASA also works on the national level, as a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders.