The Horry County Board of Education approved three new principals for the 2015-16 school year Monday during their regular meeting.
Anna Carroll, previously the assistant principal at Aynor Elementary, will be the new principal of Waccamaw Elementary School upon the retirement of Barbara Ammons at the end of the academic year.
Carroll was Aynor’s assistant principal for four years and served as the school’s instructional coach for five years. She has six years of classroom experience, as both a six-grade and special education teacher, according to Teal Harding, district spokeswoman.
Lee James will be the new principal of Conway Middle School after former principal Margaret Sordian transferred to the district office.
He has been an assistant principal at Green Sea Floyds High School since 2011. James taught middle and high school math for eight years, at both Loris Middle School and Greenwood High School in Greenwood. Marjorie McIver, a retired HCS middle school administrator, is currently serving as the school’s interim principal, Harding said.
Kristin Dowling will be the new principal at Seaside Elementary School upon the retirement of Beth Selander at the end of the school year.
Dowling was an assistant principal at River Oaks Elementary School for one year and was previously an assistant principal and instructional coach at Lakewood Elementary School and an instructional coach at North Myrtle Beach Elementary, Harding said. Dowling has 10 years of classroom experience teaching fifth grade at Burgess Elementary School and Myrtle Beach Intermediate School.
All appointed principals will transition to their new positions on July 1.