Phone: 843-820-4000 ext.1012

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Mrs. Jayma Diaz

Interim Principal

Mrs. Diaz was named Interim Principal of Stratford High following the promotion of Heather Taylor to Administrative Officer for Secondary Schools. She finds herself in the interim role after being named BCSD Assistant Principal of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year and after serving as an assistant principal at the school for eight years.

"I am truly honored to be selected as Stratford’s Interim Principal. Having the opportunity to serve our students, teachers, staff, and community in my new leadership role is a dream come true. I look forward to a great 2021-2022 school year, and I am excited for everyone’s return. Go Knights!" -- Jayma Diaz

Mrs. Diaz believes being authentic, modeling core values and humility and establishing positive relationships are key components to being an effective leader. In addition, she said collaboration with community members is a must when building relationships that foster a safe and conducive learning environment.

Phone: 843-820-4000 ext. 1042

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Mr. John Chalus

Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

Prior to accepting the role of athletic director at Stratford High, Mr. Chalus worked as a teacher and coach at Straford for approximately 30 years. Under his leadership, the Knights' baseball team was consistent amont the top programs in the state.  

Mr. Chalus was named 2020-2021 South Carolina Athletic Director of the Year by the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association. In 2015 he was inducted into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame.

When asked how he hopes students of Stratford will remember him when they graduate, Chalus without hesitation says he hopes they remember it being fun and safe.

Phone: 843-820-4000 ext. 1002

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Mr. Kurt Kohler

Assistant Principal

This will be Mr. Kohler's 5th year at Stratford High and his 13th in education. Previously, he taught Math at Goose Creek High and Baptist Hill High, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kohler enjoys golfing and believes that the best attribute to have as a high school student is passion.

Phone: 843-820-4000 ext. 1200

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Mr. Patrick Withers

Assistant Principal

Patrick Withers has been an assistant principal at Stratford High School since the 2019-2020 school year. Prior to this, Mr. Withers served as a National Board Certified science teacher for 12 years and Academy Coach for 2 years at Stratford High School. 

He has earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Clemson University, a master of arts in teaching from the Citadel, and a master’s in secondary administration from Charleston Southern University. Mr. Withers believes in promoting educational leadership through effective communication, building relationships, providing support, and remaining accountable.  He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children.

Phone: 843-820-4000 ext. 1037

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Mr. Dan Davidson

Assistant Principal

Phone: 843-820-4000 ext. 1002

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Ms. Tanisha Johnson

Assistant Principal

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Dr. Mathis Burnette

Assistant Principal

Phone: 843-820-4000 ext. 1035

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Ms. Dara Harrop

Assistant Principal