Dear Parents of Pelham Road Elementary,
My name is Mrs. Kristy Qualls and I am the proud principal of Pelham Road Elementary School! I am truly humbled and blessed to be a part of an outstanding school community with a strong reputation for academic success and parental support. The outstanding work that has been accomplished at Pelham Road speaks to your dedication and commitment in collaborating with the school. I share your drive and passion for excellence!
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Damon Qualls for 10 years. He is also an elementary school principal in our district! Mr. Qualls is principal at Monaview Elementary School. We enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends during my free time. I also enjoy exercising, shopping, and seafood!
I am also a Clemson fan! I received my undergraduate degree from Clemson in Early Childhood Education – Go Tigers! I also have a Master’s degree from Columbia College in Divergent Learning and a Master’s in School Leadership from Furman University. I have been dedicated to public education and Greenville County Schools for more than 17 years. My teaching career began at Alexander Elementary School as a classroom teacher, mostly in 3rd grade. After eight years at Alexander, I was recruited and the first teacher hired at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School in downtown Greenville in 2010. I taught 2nd grade and 3rd grade. My administrative journey also began at AJ Whittenberg! I was named Administrative Assistant in 2012 and I served in this role for 3 years before transitioning to Welcome Elementary School as Assistant Principal for the 2015-2016 school year. Thereafter, in 2016, I was named principal of Pelham Road.
It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve you and your family as principal for the 4th year! This year promises to be another year where great memories will be made, new friendships will be formed, and new learning will take place! Like the teachers and staff, I stand ready to assist and support you and your family. You can reach out to me by phone or email with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Dear Pelham Road Families,
It is truly a blessing to be named the new assistant principal at Pelham Road Elementary! For those of you who do not know me, I have been an elementary teacher and assistant principal for over 20 years. I know first-hand that Pelham Road is an All Star school because I served as the assistant principal from 2014-2018. For the past three years, I have had the pleasure of working as a teacher leader for the district. While I loved serving at many schools and meeting new teachers, I missed being a part of a school family. I am simply thrilled to once again work and serve with the incredible faculty and staff, amazing students, and supportive families at Pelham Road.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Todd, for 30 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Anna Leigh and Audrey. We are all graduates of Clemson University and love spending time supporting our Tigers!! We have one dog named Miller who brings us much joy and many laughs. I know my last name is a little tricky, so this might help: Pro ha’ sku (Prochaska).
I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you very soon! Please know I am here to serve you and our All Star Community of Learners.
Pelham Road Elementary