Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
New Principals Named for Three GCS Schools
The Greenville County School Board has approved three principals to fill leadership positions at Chandler Creek Elementary, Hughes Middle Academy of Science and Technology, and the new Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher STEAM Middle School.
Jane R. Mills will assume the principalship of Chandler Creek Elementary effective Thursday, March 21, 2013, following Principal Katherine Bayne’s retirement. Ms. Mills has served as assistant principal at Bryson Elementary for three years. She previously served as administrative assistant at Monaview Elementary; science lab specialist at Brushy Creek Elementary and Woodland Elementary; and as a teacher at several out-of-district schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College and a master’s degree from Clemson University.
Andrew Hooker will assume the principalship of Hughes Academy of Science and Technology in July following the retirement of Principal Dr. Patrick Mark. Mr. Hooker currently serves as principal of Dacusville Middle School in Pickens County. He previously served as assistant principal at Gettys Middle School and as a teacher at Powdersville Middle and Liberty Middle School. Mr. Hooker earned a bachelor’s degree from North Greenville University, a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama, and an Ed. D. from Gardner-Webb University.
Jane Garraux has been appointed principal of the new Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School, scheduled to open in August, 2014. She will begin her duties July 1, with responsibilities that include hiring faculty and support staff, overall school program development, and preparing the building for occupancy.
Ms. Garraux currently serves as principal at Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. MAST Academy is a nationally recognized, innovative school of choice with a marine theme for students in grades 8 through 12. She previously served as principal, assistant principal, administrative assistant, and teacher at various schools in Florida and South Carolina. Ms. Garraux, a graduate of Greenville Sr. High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University; master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University; and educational leadership degrees from Nova Southeastern University and Barry University.