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Aiken County Public Schools has named new principals at Paul Knox Middle School in North Augusta and Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.

Paige Day, a former English teacher turned administrator, will lead Paul Knox, and Davina Truitt, who left Oakwood Windsor in 2012 to pursue instructional coaching and, later, administration, will return to the school as principal, according to a news release from the school district.

Day has been the assistant principal of instruction at North Augusta High School since 2011 and the summer school principal for several years. In support of academic programming at North Augusta High, Day has led a number of programs, including the Freshman Academy, Advanced Placement Academy, Virtual Summer School and Professional Development, while also serving as the coordinator for testing and master scheduling.

“I attended both Paul Knox and North Augusta High School,” Day said. “I am personally vested in the success of this community and am so excited about being part of a successful team focused on and passionate about supporting students.”

Day will succeed Dr. Jason Holt, who has been named the new principal of Aiken High starting in July.

Truitt currently is the assistant principal at Cyril B. Busbee Elementary School in Wagener.

“I grew up in the rural, small town of Wagener,” Truitt said. “I actually became an educator with the intent to come back to Aiken County after graduation so that I could positively impact students and families from communities like mine.”

Truitt will succeed long-time educator Lynne Shrader, who will retire in July after having served public schools 41 years, according to the release.

Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.