This is Principal Dowling and I just wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself to my Seaside family! I am from Newberry, SC, and I have been in education for 15 years. My family is in education as well, and I have had the pleasure to have worked at many different schools. I started my first teaching job in Columbia right after I graduated college at Crayton Middle School teaching 6th grade, and then I decided to move to Horry County. I taught 5th grade at Myrtle Beach Intermediate and Burgess Elementary before moving to North Myrtle Beach Elementary (now Riverside Elementary) to become an Instructional Coach. Then, I was fortunate to have worked at Lakewood Elementary as an Assistant Principal/Instructional Coach. Before coming to Seaside, my most recent job was at River Oaks Elementary as Assistant Principal. Seaside is my sixth school in Horry County!
I am so excited to call Seaside my new home as your principal! As the school year begins, I have gotten to know many of your smiling faces and beautiful children. I look forward to meeting the rest of you as the school year continues. My goal for this year is to make sure that we are all under the same vision to do what is best for all students academically, emotionally, and personally and I appreciate your support in making Seaside the best it can be! My motto is “to put children first” and I look forward to working with you in accomplishing that goal!
Please feel free to contact me at any time, my door is always open! Thanks for reading my message and I hope you have a great school year here at Seaside Elementary School. Thank you for welcoming me into this great Stingray family!