Originally created 07/09/98

Education board fills vacancies



AIKEN -- The Aiken County Board of Education has continued its summer shake-up by filling nine vacancies.

The moves Tuesday night involved replacing principals and assistant principals who have left their former schools. Last month, the board approved two new principals.

Those affected by the moves include Joyce Bradley at A.L. Corbett Middle School; Brenda Smith at Warrenville Elementary School; Sharon Cagle at Aiken Elementary School; Alice Sheehan at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School; Arthur Northrop at Paul Knox Middle School; Denise Rauton at Jackson Middle School; Lynn Landis at South Aiken High School; William Osborne at Aiken High School and Tom Goforth at Midland Valley High School.

Over the past several months, 14 principals have been reassigned or have left the school district, and two area superintendents have retired. The only principal vacancy remaining is at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School. Former Principal Vernelle Tyler recently took a job as an adjunct professor at University of South Carolina Aiken.

Mrs. Bradley, an Aiken resident and former assistant principal of Jackson Middle School, replaces Sheneque Jackson as principal of A.L Corbett Middle School. Mrs. Jackson recently became principal at New Ellenton Middle School.

Mrs. Smith, former assistant principal at Hammond Hill Elementary, replaces Glenn Sanders as principal at Warrenville Elementary. Mr. Sanders is the new principal at Byrd Elementary.

Mrs. Cagle replaces Danny Shaw as principal of Aiken Elementary. Mrs. Cagle was principal of Oakwood Windsor Elementary. Mrs. Sheehan, who was recently named principal of North Aiken Elementary, was reassigned to the same position at Oakwood Windsor.

A former teacher at Kennedy and North Augusta middle schools, Mrs. Landis is the new assistant principal at South Aiken High. Mr. Osborne, of Lexington, was named assistant principal of Aiken High.

Mr. Northrop, of North Augusta, is the new assistant principal at Paul Knox Middle School and Mrs. Rauton, a former teacher at Johnston Middle School, becomes assistant principal at Jackson Middle.

Mr. Goforth was reassigned as assistant principal of Midland Valley High School until his retirement Sept. 30. He was principal of Byrd Elementary.