Admin team


Phone: (803) 432-9858


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. David Branham

Dear Knight Family,
Welcome to the North Central High School website, home of the Knights. We are excited about this school year and the possibilities that it brings. At North Central High School it is our vision to empower and challenge all students to reach their full potential. We provide a safe environment for our students and staff. Our goal is to develop well rounded students who are equipped to be successful in all aspects of their lives.

Knights are expected to work hard, respect others, promote kindness, and be model citizens in our community. We appreciate the support that we receive from our parents and community to instill these characteristics in our students. Through a team effort North Central High School provides its students an educational experience that can take them anywhere.

With Knight Pride,
David Branham Jr

Phone: (803) 432-9858 ext. 7202


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina 

Mrs. Meredith O. Kirkland

I enjoy being a member of the Knight Family.

I taught Teacher Cadet, business education classes, PLTW, and mentor tutoring for many years at Camden High School (CHS) and Camden Middle School. While at CHS, I was the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year and Kershaw County School District Honor Roll Teacher of the Year. In 2016, I became the Curriculum Effectiveness Specialist at E.L. Wright Middle School in Richland School District Two. This is my fifth year at North Central High School. 

I have been married to Doug for 20 years and we have a daughter, Mary Bradley, who is in fourth grade. 

Go Knights! 


Assistant Principal

Phone: (803) 432-9858 x7221


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Science in School Administration Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Communication Studies SC Certifications: Elementary Principal Secondary Principal Elementary Supervisor Secondary Supervisor Special Education (Multi-Categorical)

Mrs. Tabitha S. Strickland

Tabitha Strickland joined the North Central High School staff as an assistant principal in February of 2020. Prior to this new role, Strickland served as an implementation support coordinator and high incident consultant in the SC Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Services for five years. In this role, she managed the implementation of the South Carolina High School Credential, lead an intra-agency team to develop a statewide co-teaching framework and planned improvements of inclusive practices in all levels of the statewide educational system.

Strickland also served as a special education coordinator for the Berkeley County School District and as a LEAD special education teacher and department head at Cane Bay High School. She was a teacher of the year at a North Carolina school and received AbleSC’s Commendable Award in 2019. 

She has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a special education in learning disabilities degree from the University of North Carolina at Fayetteville and at Pembroke and a master of science degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in special education leadership at the University of South Carolina.

On a personal note, she is the wife of a wonderful husband, Benjy and the mother to a very energetic 9-year-old (Harper) and a never-stopping 6-year-old (River).