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Dreher High School principal announces retirement after 39 years at school district

Dreher principal, Jeanne Stiglbauer holds her son Grayson as she speaks with media after receiving the Milken Foundation teaching award for $25,000 in 2008. Director of the S.C. Associaiton of School Administration, Robert Scarborough and State Superintendent of Education, Inez Tenenbaum can be seen in the background holding the check for $25,000.
Dreher principal, Jeanne Stiglbauer holds her son Grayson as she speaks with media after receiving the Milken Foundation teaching award for $25,000 in 2008. Director of the S.C. Associaiton of School Administration, Robert Scarborough and State Superintendent of Education, Inez Tenenbaum can be seen in the background holding the check for $25,000.

After 18 years as the principal of Dreher High School, Jeanne Stiglbauer will be retiring, the district announced Wednesday.

Stiglbauer, 64, has been in the Richland 1 school district since 1980, where she began as a teacher at Dreher, according to The State’s archives. When she was principal at Hand Middle School in the 1990s, it received nationwide recognition, something for which Stiglbauer was credited, according to The State’s archives.

“My career has been such a blessing,” Stiglbauer said of the students and parents she has worked with in her 39-year career at Richland 1. But, “Right now, I’d like to spend some time to travel with my family and enjoy life.”

Today, Dreher is the highest rated high school in the Richland 1 school district, according to the S.C. Department of Education’s 2018 report cards.

“She’s been a very recognized, solid educator who has a proven track record, especially at Dreher,” said Richland 1 school board member Beatrice King. “She’s from the community herself and she understands what the community wants.”

Lucas Daprile has been covering the University of South Carolina and higher education since March 2018. Before working for The State, he graduated from Ohio University and worked as an investigative reporter at TCPalm in Stuart, FL. There, where he won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his political and environmental coverage.

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