Conway charter school names new principal

vgrooms@thesunnews.comJuly 12, 2013 

— Melissa McCloud has been named as new principal for the Academy of Hope charter school in Conway, according to a news release from the school.

McCloud was a teacher and assistant principal at Homewood Elementary School in Conway and North Myrtle Beach Elementary Schools. She later was principal at Rains Centenary and Britons Neck elementary schools in Marion school district seven, and was recently employed with the S.C. Department of Education as a regional curriculum specialist and professional development provider.

McCloud is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She has a master’s degree in elementary education from Cambridge College, a master’s degree in leadership and supervision from the University of South Carolina, and is completing final requirements for a doctorate in K-12 leadership and supervision from Nova Southeastern University.

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