Coosa Elementary principal selected for new role

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Carmen Dillard, principal of Coosa Elementary since 2008, has been named the director of Elementary Academic Assistance for the Beaufort County School District.

Carmen Dillard
Carmen Dillard

Dillard will be charged with engaging teachers in collaborative curriculum development, analyzing student learning data and improving programs designed to address the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of elementary students.

“I’m honored to be selected for a position that allows me to work with all of our district’s elementary schools,” Dillard wrote in a note to Coosa’s students and parents. “I look forward to serving Coosa in another capacity. My life has been made richer by this school and community.”

Dillard has a Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University and spent almost 20 years as a teacher and administrator in the Atlanta area before relocating to Beaufort.

“Carmen has refined the ‘Leader in Me’ program that makes Coosa Elementary so unique,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss, “and her leadership skills will be a tremendous asset to the district’s elementary schools.”

Dillard will continue to serve at Coosa Elementary during the search for a new principal.