York names 3 new elementary school principals

jbecknell@enquirerherald.comMay 16, 2014 

— Three York elementary schools will have new principals beginning July 1, and two other school administrators will move to new roles.

The administrative changes were approved Tuesday by the York school board.

They are:

• Kelly Coxe will become principal of H.C. Johnson Elementary School, replacing Mark Hendry. Hendry resigned earlier this year and has accepted a position as an elementary school principal in Spartanburg 7 school district.

Coxe comes from McCormick, where she taught before moving to the district level as facilitator of instruction/instructional coach and then director of human resources and secondary instruction.

Coxe received an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Furman University, and is enrolled at Clemson University in a doctoral program in educational leadership.

• Jane Wallace, principal at Jefferson Elementary School, will take the top leadership role at Hunter Street Elementary School. She will replace Hunter Street Principal Kevin Hood, who will become an assistant principal at York Comprehensive High School.

• Mattie Hughes will become principal at Jefferson Elementary School, replacing Wallace. Hughes has served as assistant principal at Cotton Belt Elementary School for the last three years.

Hughes received her undergraduate degree from USC-Columbia. She has earned a masters of education in learning disabilities from Francis Marion University and a masters of education in education leadership from Winthrop University.

• Oliver Love, who has served as an assistant principal at York Comprehensive High School, will move to a new role at the district office. Love will take on the responsibilities of director of student services.

Jennifer Becknell •  803-329-4077

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