Leslie Huggins, Principal

Principal, Leslie Huggins Photograph

    Meet Leslie Huggins, principal of Waccamaw Elementary!

  • 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. Waccamaw is extra special to me since I have served as WES instructional coach, assistant principal and for the past 6 years, as principal of our outstanding school. I have been here for over 12 years and I am very excited to embark on our journey together this year!

    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 twenty-one years with Horry County Schools. My twenty-six 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 and putting our 2023-24 theme into action, “Here We Grow!”. 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! 🐾