New Blaney Principal Named

News  |  Published May 28, 2024

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During a Special Called Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday May 28th, the Kershaw County School District Board of Trustees voted to approve Adele Dixon as the new principal of Blaney Elementary School. 

Dixon began her teaching career in 2001 as a fifth-grade teacher at Caughman Road Elementary in Columbia before moving to Pine Tree Hill Elementary in 2006. From 2008-2014 she taught third, fourth, and fifth grades at Blaney Elementary, where she was selected as the school’s 2010 Reading Teacher of the Year and 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year and District Honor Roll Teacher. She served as Blaney Elementary’s reading coach during the 2014-2015 school year. In 2015, Dixon was promoted to assistant principal of Lugoff Elementary, where she has served for the past nine years. During her time at Lugoff Elementary, she has been instrumental in helping the school obtain the Strengthening Families Program Grant and 5210 Healthy Generations recognition She also implemented a school-wide Reader’s Workshop.