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Two more leaders named to CCHS roster

Stephen McMillan

As the incoming school year is set to start within two weeks, two more people have been named to leadership roles at Colleton County High School.
In a special-called board meeting last week, the Colleton County School Board gathered and voted unanimously to approve the appointment of two people to open slots at CCHS.
One of those appointments is Lauren Townsend, who will now serve as an assistant principal role at Colleton County High School.
Townsend has been employed with the local school district for more than 10 years and has served in various capacities during that time frame. In her 10 years with Colleton County, she has also been a teacher at CCHS, according to information provided by district officials. Townsend has a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace University and also holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.
In addition to her role as an assistant principal, Townsend will serve as the director of the school’s New Tech Cougar program, a separate educational system that functions as part of the high school’s academic program.
New Tech’s directorship position became vacant last month when former CCHS New Tech Director, Josh Cable, resigned, moving out-of-state. The original director of the New Tech program, Melissa Crosby, was named the high school’s principal, allowing Cable to take that then open slot.
Also, in last week’s school board meeting, the school board voted to place Stephen McMillan in an assistant principal role at CCHS.
McMillan has been an educator for seven years and has served as a teacher, coach, and interventionist, according to a press release from the school district.

Lauren Townsend

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from Concordia University.
The appointment of both McMillan and Townsend to assistant principal positions came at the recommendation of Dr. Franklin Foster, superintendent of the school district.
With these two slots filled, the Colleton County School District still has approximately seven teaching and/or leadership positions to fill within the school district, as of press deadline. Within the last three months, district officials have hired more than 20 new people to take open slots. The slots were created at the end of the last school year when teachers and principals either retired or resigned. District officials have been holding employment drives and teacher recruitment fairs during the summer months.
The first day of public school for students in Colleton County is August 22nd.


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