New leadership to usher in New Year at Bridges Prep

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Bridges Preparatory School moves into the New Year under the energetic leadership of Chris Wilson as Interim Head of School and Dr. Sherri Herbst, Interim Assistant Head of School.  

Wilson will continue his role as Upper School Principal, responsible for the high school grades and preparing Bridges Prep for a full high school curriculum. For the upcoming school year, Bridges will expand to 11th grade, and then provide 2020 graduates with high school diplomas.

Herbst, a 29-year veteran in education, will continue her duties leading curriculum and instruction at the school, and also will be the principal for the lower and middle school grades. 

Dr. Nick Ithomitis, who led the school mid-2016, tendered his resignation on Dec. 1, 2017 to accept and pursue another position. 

“We wish Dr. Ithomitis wonderful things ahead. He brought to us our program of international study and travel, which has opened the world to Bridges Prep, and he helped us achieve so much,” said Dee Matthews, chair of the Bridges Prep Board of Directors. 

“We are also fortunate that Dr. I hired such good people for senior leadership roles,” she said. “We are able to move forward seamlessly into the second semester with Mr. Chris Wilson and Dr. Sherri Herbst. We have every confidence that they will continue to build upon the already strong academic program at Bridges Prep.” 

In May 2017, the S.C. Public Charter School District named Bridges Prep one of the state’s top three charter schools based on academic achievement and continued academic growth of its students.

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