Spring Valley, Blythewood High principals promoted; new principals named

05/29/2014 11:55 AM

05/29/2014 11:56 AM

Blythewood and Spring Valley high schools will get new principals this fall, with the promotion of their current leaders to new positions within the district, Richland 2 announced Thursday.

Named assistant superintendents at a school board meeting earlier this week were Blythewood High principal Keith Price and Spring Valley principal Baron R. Davis, a news release said.

Brenda Hafner, who has served as principal of Blythewood Middle since 2009, will take over the top job at Blythewood, while Jeff Temoney, currently principal of Kelly Mill Middle, will become Spring Valley’s principal.

All the moves are effective July 1.

The district is accepting applications for the principal vacancies at Blythewood and Kelly Mill middle schools, the news release said.

In addition to his role at Spring Valley, Davis also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. His 17 years in education include four years serving as principal at Alcorn Middle School in Richland 1 and two years serving as principal of Edisto High School in Cordova. Davis also worked at Spring Valley as an assistant administrator from 1999-2002 and as an assistant principal from 2002-06.

Price, an educator for 18 years, took his first administrative role after teaching math for four years. He served as assistant administrator at Ridge View High before working as an assistant principal at E.L. Wright Middle. In 2003, he was named the principal of E.L. Wright and held that position until 2007 when he became principal at Blythewood.

“With a combined 35 years of experience in education and both having served as mentors for the S. C. Department of Education’s Principal Induction Program, Baron Davis and Keith Price make a very skilled and knowledgeable team to support school administrators and the district’s effort to continuously improve teaching and learning for all students.” said Superintendent Debbie Hamm in a prepared statement.

Before becoming Blythewood Middle principal, Hafnerserved as lead teacher for Richland 2’s Center for Accelerated Preparation and assistant principal at E.L. Wright Middle. Hafner’s 16 years in education also includes six years teaching social studies and anumber of years assisting with curriculum development at the state level.

During his 13 years of educational experience, Temoney spent six years as the assistant principal for Blythewood By Design, a smaller learning community at Blythewood High School. Prior to joining the Blythewood family and Kelly Mill Middle as principal, Temoney served as an assistant administrator and a school counselor at Irmo Middle School in Lexington-Richland 5.

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