Principal

Mr. Chad Dixon

Phone: (803) 424-2740

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Mr. Chad Dixon

I received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Winthrop University in 1994.  I also received a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in 2004.

I began my professional career at Bethune High School in 1994 as a physical education teacher.  I also coached varsity football, basketball, baseball and softball while at BHS.  In 1998, I began teaching and coaching at Myrtle Beach High School.  I taught physical education and coached varsity football, basketball and boys tennis while there.  I was fortunate to coach two State Championship teams at MBHS.  In 2001, I was able to come home to my alma mater, North Central High.  From 2001-2012, I taught physical education and coached varsity basketball, tennis, golf, volleyball, football as well as started the cross country program at NCHS.  In 2012, I began my position as assistant principal at NCHS where my primary focus was 10th and 11th graders.

I am a firm believer that with hard work and dedication a student can follow their dreams and go anywhere with a North Central education.  This can be seen by our many alumni that have accomplished much in their careers as doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, professional singers, business owners, nurses, teachers, school administrators, police officers, and military leaders just to name a few.  I am forever and always proud to be a Knight (class of 1990).  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jill and have four children, Caroline (19) at Winthrop University, Madison (17) Junior at NCHS, Aubrey (11) 6th grader here at NCMS, and Brayden (7) at Mt. Pisgah Elementary.  You’ll see them with me at most North Central events.

Go Patriots, 
R. Chad Dixon

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lori Pate

Phone: (803) 424-2740

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Mrs. Lori Pate

Hi! I am Lori Pate and am happily married to Duane Pate. We have 3 beautiful daughters, Beth, Megan and Madeline.  We also have one awesome son-in-law. Joe Carlucci

I have been on the faculty at NCMS for 23 years! I am very excited to be the Assistant Principal! I have a BAIS in Elementary Education and I am National Board Certified in EAYA/Business Education. I also have a Master's degree from Winthrop University in Educational Leadership.

The North Central area has been my home for my entire life.  It is a beautiful community and I am honored to serve this area as the assistant principal at NCMS. We truly have the best students, faculty and staff!