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Business and community leaders to become Principal for a Day

p4ad Fifty business and community leaders are headed to the principal’s office tomorrow as participants of Horry County Schools’ first Principal for a Day event. 

Each participant has committed to walking in the shoes of the building principal for the entire day on Tuesday, October 8. The group will join together at a breakfast meeting with Superintendent Cindy Elsberry to share their experiences on Wednesday, October 9, at the District Office Room C-300, from 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Principals for the Day participants are:

  • Academy for Arts, Science and Technology: Dodd Smith, President and Chief Operations Officer, Metglas, Inc.;
  • Academy for Technology and Academics: Blakely Roof, Assistant Director for Foundation and Marketing, Conway Medical Center Foundation;
  • HCS Adult Education: Brenda England, Regional Manager, SC Works;
  • HCS Early College High School: Kevin McDowell, Real Estate Agent, Prudential Myrtle Beach;
  • The Scholars Academy: Laura Crowther, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors;
  • Aynor High School: Diane Bagnal, Owner, Bagnal Pharmacy;
  • Carolina Forest High School: Scott Thompson, President, Thompson Farms;
  • Conway High School: Esther Murphy, Director of Recycling and Corporate Affairs, Horry County Solid Waste Authority;
  • Green Sea Floyds High School: Dr. Marilyn Fore, Senior Vice President, Horry Georgetown Technical College;
  • Loris High School: Robert Blair, WPDE TV15;
  • Myrtle Beach High School: Terrance Herriott, Lender, Conway National Bank;
  • North Myrtle Beach High School: Jennifer Willard, Marketing and Sales Manager, Medieval Times;
  • Socastee High School: Mike Hill, President, AvCraft;
  • St. James High School: Melissa Hartsog, General Manager, Sonic;
  • Aynor Middle School: Ryan Graham, Director of Plant Engineering, Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc.;
  • Black Water Middle School: Berns Massey, Executive Director, Conway Medical Center Foundation;
  • Conway Middle School: Aaron Reiss, Material Planner, Santee Cooper;
  • Forestbrook Middle School: John Sanders, Chairman, Grand Strand Technology Council;
  • Loris Middle School: Natalie Wayne, Owner, Arts Alive Performing Arts Center;
  • Ocean Bay Middle School: Nancy Livesay, Assistant Solicitor,15th Judicial Circuit;
  • Myrtle Beach Middle School: Brad Lofton, Executive Director, Horry County Economic Development Corporation;
  • North Myrtle Beach Middle School: Rev. Wilmot Merchant, II; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church;
  • St. James Middle School: Sgt. Jeff Benton, Horry County Sheriff's Office;
  • Whittemore Park Middle School: Senator Greg Hembree, South Carolina District 28;
  • Aynor Elementary School: Jane Pierce, Pastor, Pisgah United Methodist Church;
  • Burgess Elementary School: Ted Fortenberry, General Manager, WMBF TV10;
  • Carolina Forest Elementary School: Brandy Incorvia, Community Relations and Education Representative, Santee Cooper;
  • Conway Elementary School: Carlita Goff, Supervisor for Area Distribution Engineering, Santee Cooper;
  • Forestbrook Elementary School: Robert Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Green Builders;
  • Green Sea Floyds Elementary School: Ken Robinson, Revenue Protection Specialist, Santee Cooper;
  • Homewood Elementary School: Rebecca Hardwick, Area Sales Manager, First Citizens Bank;
  • Kingston Elementary School: Steve Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Waccamaw Publishers;
  • Lakewood Elementary School: Dennis Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Jackson Companies;
  • Loris Elementary School: Jack Huggins, Principal Engineer, Santee Cooper;
  • Midland Elementary School: Solicitor Jimmy Richardson, II, 15th Judicial Circuit;
  • Myrtle Beach Elementary School: Todd Caton, Director of Technical Operations, Time Warner Cable;
  • Myrtle Beach Intermediate School: Justin Jordan, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Bookseller;
  • Myrtle Beach Primary School: Diana Greene, Executive Vice President, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce;
  • North Myrtle Beach Elementary: Jeneane Todd, Director, North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum;
  • North Myrtle Beach Intermediate School: Denise Blackburn, President, Marketing Strategies, Inc.;
  • North Myrtle Beach Primary School: Marc Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce;
  • Ocean Bay Elementary School: Woody Ford, Operations Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield;
  • Palmetto Bays Elementary School: Christy Everett, Chief Operations Officer, Grand Stand Water and Sewer Authority;
  • Pee Dee Elementary School: Lisa Bourcier, Public Information Officer, Horry County Government;
  • River Oaks Elementary School: Lt. Robert Kegler, Horry County Police Department;
  • Seaside Elementary School: Vicki Levy, Agency Representative, State Farm Insurance;
  • Socastee Elementary School: State Representative Heather Ammons Crawford, SC House of Representatives District 68;
  • South Conway Elementary School: Franklin Sanders Agency Owner, Allstate Insurance;
  • St. James Elementary School: Bob Juback, News Anchor, WBTW TV13; and
  • Waccamaw Elementary School: Robert Hucks, Vice President, Coastal Carolina National Bank.

The Principal for a Day event is coordinated with assistance from Santee Cooper, the Waccamaw Regional Education Center, and the Chambers of Commerce of Aynor, Conway, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.


Posted October 7, 2013