Chris Plowman, Principal
I am the daughter of a career Air Force veteran. I came to South Carolina as a teen and fell in love with the beach and a boy. He and I have now been married for the past 32 years! I’ve been blessed with two children and recently, a grandchild! Leslie, my daughter, is 24 and is a pediatric ER nurse in Fort Walton Beach where her husband, Jessie, is stationed with the Army. Their baby, Noah, is the new light of my life! Brody, my son, is 20 and lives in Horry County with us. We have two dogs, Molly and Moby, two cats, Mia and Chanelle, and 287 rabbits who roam our woods. We enjoy scuba diving, traveling to new places, and trying new foods. In my quiet time, I LOVE to read.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from University of South Carolina at Coastal in 1993. I received my Masters in Technology in Education from Lesley University and my administrative leadership degree from University of South Carolina in Columbia. I’m a Gamecock through and through! I have been teaching, learning and leading for the past 25 years. My journey has included teaching 2nd through 6th grade, teaching gifted and talented, mentoring pre-service teachers and accomplished teachers working towards National Board Certification and most recently serving as an assistant principal. I love that I get to lead and serve while sharing my passion for learning. I’m grateful that God has opened the door for me to do that at Pee Dee Elementary.
Wendye McGuirt, Assistant Principal
I am currently in my 14th year as Assistant Principal of Pee Dee Elementary. I grew up right here in Conway and attended Homewood Elementary, West Conway Middle (Whittemore Park) and Conway High School. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the College of Charleston and a Masters in Administration from the University of South Carolina! Go Gamecocks!
I am married to Kevin and we have two children, Will Hardee and Marleigh. We stay busy when we are not at school. You can find us camping, fishing, at the ballfield or at dance classes and competitions! I am so blessed to be a part of the Pee Dee Elementary family. Building relationships with students and families is very important to me. I welcome the opportunity to meet with parents, students and community members at any time!
Andrena Baker, Assistant Principal
I am so excited about joining the Pee Dee Elementary team this school year! I am a product of Horry County Schools because I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach and graduated from Myrtle Beach High School. In September my husband and I will be celebrating our 2nd year of marriage. We have 3 awesome kids that we love spending time with. Our daughter Mi’Angel is 10 years old and a GT 5thgrader at Myrtle Beach Intermediate. Derek “Tre” is our 7 year old very athletic son, and Landon is the 2 year old boss of the house. He has his parents and older siblings wrapped around his finger! I am lucky enough to have a very supportive family that allows me the opportunity as an educator to do what I am most passionate about. When I do get time I enjoy traveling, eating out, and family time.
I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education and my Masters in Learning Disabilities from Francis Marion University. I returned to school at Grand Canyon University where I received my Masters in Educational Administration. I’ve been a classroom teacher for the past 9 years and during that time I have served in many different capacities within the schools. I’ve had the honor to teach 4th-6th grade, coordinator of the Mentoring Men Program for the Myrtle Beach cluster, served as Teacher of the Year, lead mentor, and started the Seahawk Academy for Myrtle Beach Intermediate to name a few things. I believe “A child does not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” I am thrilled about joining the staff here at Pee Dee Elementary, and together we will show each student that walks the hallways of our school how much we care about them in order to create a positive learning environment.