Five new assistant principals appointed to area schools

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Following a number of changes in North Augusta school principals, Aiken County Public Schools announced the new assistant principals on July 29.


Sheldon Higgenbottom, who has been a resource teacher at Paul Knox Middle School, as well as the Patriot football coach, will become a part-time assistant principal and teacher at North Augusta High School. Higgenbottom holds a bachelorís degree in political science from USC Aiken and two masterís degrees from the University of Phoenix in education curriculum and instruction and education administration. He is a youth organizer at Memorial Baptist Church.


Kimbra Herndon was named assistant principal at North Augusta Middle School.


Most recently, she served as a special-education teacher at Chukker Creek Elementary School. She holds a bachelorís degree in sociology/criminology from USC Aiken and a masterís degree in educational leadership from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.


Mossy Creek Elementary School will welcome the return of Leslie Bee as its assistant principal.


She was a fifth-grade teacher at the school in 2010-2011 before becoming an assistant principal at Redcliffe Elementary School in 2011.


Bee has a bachelorís degree in early childhood education from Augusta State University, and a masterís degree in educational leadership, also from Augusta State University. She is also a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of North Augusta.


Daniel Bartley, who worked at North Augusta Middle School and was the boys basketball coach, will become a part-time assistant principal and teacher at Schofield Middle School in Aiken.


Bartley is a volunteer archery instructor at Riverview Park Activities Center.


Alisa Hamrick, who was a teacher at North Augusta High School in 2011-12, was named as a principal at Aiken High School.


Cynthia Hewitt, a first-grade teacher at North Augusta Elementary School from 2001 through 2005, and more recently a guidance counselor at Aiken Elementary School, was appointed as a part-time assistant principal/part-time guidance counselor at Gloverville Elementary School.


Scott Rodgers is the news editor at The North Augusta Star and has been with the paper since 2013. Follow him on Twitter @TheScottRodgers.


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