LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Pelion Middle School principal Sandra “Sandy” M. Jowers will retire at the end of the month, Lexington 1 officials announced Monday.
A new principal had not been announced Monday.
“We appreciate the leadership that Dr. Jowers has provided to Pelion Middle School over the last eight years,” Superintendent Karen Woodward said in a statement. “She has seen many things accomplished during her tenure including, most recently, the opening of the Pelion Performing Arts Center. She cares for the students and for the Pelion community and that shows in her work. We wish Dr. Jowers all the best as she makes this change.”
Jowers has 35 years of education experience. She began her career as a seventh- through 12th-grade French and language arts teacher at Olanta High School in Florence 3 in 1979.
In 1980, she moved to Swansea High in Lexington 4, where she taught English for more than 10 years. In 1992, she took a job at Airport High in Lexington 2 teaching English. While there, she held the dual role of teacher and administrative assistant from 1995–1998.
Jowers joined Lexington 1 in 1998 as assistant principal at Pelion High. She was promoted to principal at Pelion Middle School in 2006.