Columbia, S.C. — Rhonda Gregory, assistant principal of Honea Path Middle School in Anderson School District Two, has been named the 2018 South Carolina Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. This award was presented on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in a surprise announcement at Honea Path Middle School.
Mrs. Gregory was selected from an outstanding field of middle school administrator candidates by a veteran panel of judges. The other finalists for the award were Erin Doty from Irmo Middle School in District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties. The criteria used in the selection of this coveted award are set by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. State sponsors also include Horace Mann, Herff Jones and Michelin.
"We are excited to announce that Rhonda Gregory has been named the SCASA Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year," said Beth Phibbs, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. "She is an exceptional leader who is well-respected by the parents, students, faculty and staff of Honea Path Middle School.”
Principal of Honea Path Middle School, Matthew Schult, stated, “Rhonda is one of the finest assistant principals our state has to offer. She is a unique individual whose character is a beautiful blend of determination, hard work, and moral standards. Her positive focus is infectious and comes from her deeply rooted belief that all students can succeed.”
Dr. Richland Rosenberger, Superintendent of Anderson School District Two, added, “Anderson School District Two is excited to recognize Mrs. Rhonda Gregory as the South Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year. Mrs. Gregory truly has the passion it takes to be an effective leader in the middle school arena. She is not only an excellent innovator for best practices at her school, but she is also a huge cheerleader for all students. We are thrilled with Rhonda Gregory's selection as Assistant Principal of the Year at one of the original middle schools in South Carolina - Honea Path Middle School.
SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 4,200 members. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.