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SDOC Appoints Three Administrators to New Positions

posted May 13, 2016, 6:13 AM by Deb Wickliffe   [ updated Jul 12, 2016, 11:55 AM ]
At the work session meeting held on May 9, 2016, the board of trustees for the School District of Oconee County accepted the recommendation of three new administrators. All appointments are effective July 1, 2016.

Dr. Brandon Blackwell was named the new principal of West-Oak Middle School. Dr. Blackwell has 12 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. He is currently the assistant principal at Seneca High School. Dr. Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degrees and doctorate degree all from Clemson University. 
  “It is an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve as the principal of West-Oak Middle School, an opportunity that I will not take for granted. I look forward to working with the faculty, students, and community in order to ensure that we all are ‘Warrior Strong.’”
 

Mr. Josh Wittrock was named the new principal of Orchard Park Elementary. Mr. Wittrock has 22 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. He is currently the assistant principal at Fair Oak Elementary – Oakway Campus. Mr. Wittrock holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from Lamar University. 

“After serving the students and families in the Westminster area for the last nine years, I am excited about the opportunity to work alongside the faculty and staff at Orchard Park Elementary School. I look forward to learning and growing professionally with the dedicated educators at this special school.” 
Mrs. Sharon (Sherrie) McAllister was named the new principal of Westminster Elementary.    Mrs. McAllister has 36 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She is currently the assistant principal at Orchard Park Elementary. Mrs. McAllister holds a bachelor’s degree from Piedmont College and a master’s degree from North Georgia College. 

“I am so excited to be named the principal of Westminster Elementary. I can't wait to get to know all the students and parents. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and wonderful community of Westminster. I am humbled and very happy to become a part of your family. ”