Principal - Leslie Huggins
Welcome to Waccamaw Elementary, home of the Wildcats and The Waccamaw Way! I am proud to be the principal of the greatest group of students, parents, teachers and staff around. I am entering my 5th year as principal and Waccamaw is extra special to me since I have served as instructional coach, assistant principal and now principal of our outstanding school. I have been here for almost 10 years!
I am a South Carolina native, a product of the SC public school system, attending public schools in Irmo, Anderson, Gaffney, and Florence. I am a graduate of West Florence High School, the College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina University. I also hold my National Board Teacher Certification. My husband and I have three sons and we enjoy outdoor adventures, traveling and spending time together. I began my educational career as a special education teacher in Charleston, SC and I have spent the last nineteen years with Horry County Schools. My twenty-four years of experience include roles as classroom teacher, district learning specialist, instructional coach, assistant principal and principal. I look forward to learning and growing with our WES students this year. In partnership with Waccamaw parents, teachers and community, we will equip students to become Listeners, Learners and Leaders by teaching them “The Waccamaw Way.” I AM A WILDCAT!