Mrs. Nancy LeighOur Principal
Mrs. Jennifer Heard
Assistant Principal, Grades 6-8
Mrs. Heard was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate degree, continued at Converse College for her Master’s in Education, and also at The Citadel for her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Heard has been in education for 15 years with teaching experience in both 6th and 7th grades, math and science. She taught in Dorchester Two before moving to Berkeley County in 2004. She and her husband, Greg have two daughters, Lillian and Lauren, and a son, Daniel.
The Number Devil is one of her favorite books and she enjoyed sharing it with her math students. She enjoys boating, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.
Mrs. Lori Ann GriffinAssistant Principal, Grades 3-5
Mrs. Griffin is not from the Charleston area. She was born in Florida, but moved to Georgia and Maryland during her adolescent years. She attended Georgia Southern University for her undergraduate degree, and continued at Kennesaw State University for her Master’s in Education Leadership.
Mrs. Griffin has been in education for 18 years. Her experiences have included teaching third, fourth and fifth grades as a classroom teacher, interventionist in grades kindergarten through second, a curriculum coach for grades kindergarten through fifth and an assistant principal for six years. Her experiences include working in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Cobb County, Georgia. Two years ago her family moved to the Charleston area from Atlanta where she landed a job in Berkeley County as a Title I Facilitator. She and her husband, Tom, have three daughters, Katherine, Julianne and Maggie Lou.
Where the Red Fern Grows and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane are two of her favorite books in which she has enjoyed sharing with students over the years. She enjoys reading, running, traveling, college football and spending time with her husband and daughters.
Ruth ButkaAssistant Principal