A New Teacher Orientation was held at the Palmetto Learning Center on Friday, August 7th. There were 45 educators in attendance with approximately 30 new to the profession and the remainder new to the district. The veteran and first-year teachers were comprised of classroom teachers, media specialists, and guidance counselors and represented all school levels of elementary, middle and high.
Chesterfield County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2015-16 school year. Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled in the school/district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.
Marla Hamilton has been named the Director of Adult Education for Chesterfield School District. She was announced at the district’s board meeting on July 27.
Hamilton most recently held the position of Coordinator of Testing and Accountability, a title she held since 2010. With 23 years experience in education, Hamilton has also been a primary school, elementary level, and a middle school teacher. She holds a Master Degree of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of South Carolina, and she also holds a Master Degree of Education in Early Childhood Education from the same school. She earned her Bachelor Degree of Science in Elementary Education from Wingate University.
A district-wide registration day will be held at Chesterfield County schools on Aug 4, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Nikki Miller has been named the interim principal at New Heights Middle School in Jefferson, replacing Dr. Diana Smith, who has accepted a position in another district.
Miller most recently was the Director of Adult Education for Chesterfield County, however prior to that she was in the Pageland area at Central High School as an assistant principal, career specialist, and teacher.