Whale Branch Elementary names new principal

The Beaufort County School Board has approved Ms. Anita Lynn Nelson as Principal of Whale Branch Elementary School.

No stranger to the Beaufort County School District, Ms. Nelson has served as Assistant Principal at Shell Point Elementary School in Beaufort since 2007. Before joining the administrative team at Shell Point, she was the Assistant Principal  at St. Helena Elementary School and a classroom instructor for 13 years teaching first, second and third grades.

“The Beaufort County Schools are fortunate to have such strong leadership program which helps prepare assistant principals for principalships,” Superintendent Valerie Truesdale said.  “Ms. Nelson brings to Whale Branch Elementary exemplary experience attuned to the accelerated growth focus in our district. The interview team of parents, teachers and school district leaders is pleased to welcome her as principal of Whale Branch Elementary School.”

Ms. Nelson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Cambridge University in Cambridge, Mass., and her Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of South Carolina.

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