Phone: (803) 424-2740


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Chad Dixon

I am excited to begin my 28th year in education and my 4th year as principal at North Central Middle School.  Our theme this year is Patriot Survivor where our goal is to: Outstudy, Outscore, and Outperform!!

I received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Winthrop University in 1994 and 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 and coach.  In 1998, I moved to Myrtle Beach High School where I continued to teach and coach.  I was fortunate to coach two State Championship teams while there.  In 2001, I took the opportunity to come back home to my alma mater, North Central High.  I taught physical education and coached numerous sports until 2012.  At that time, I made the transition to administration as an assistant principal at NCHS.  In 2018, I was given the opportunity and had the pleasure of becoming the 3rd principal in the history of North Central Middle School. 

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 part of the North Central community.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jill and have four children, Caroline (22) Senior at Winthrop University, Madison (19) Sophomore at the University of South Carolina, Aubrey (14) Freshman at NCHS, and Brayden (10) 4th grader at Mt. Pisgah Elementary.  You’ll see them with me at many North Central events.

Go Patriots, 
R. Chad Dixon

Assistant Principal

Phone: (803) 424-2740


Degrees and Certifications:

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!  

Assistant Administrator

Phone: 803-424-2740


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English (1997) USC-Columbia M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction(2010) UoP

Ms. Rosalyn Y. Florence

Hello and Greetings Patriot Family!

Orignially from the Lowcountry, it is with great excitement and anticipation that I continue my career with KCSD, but change gears by being the newest addition to the administrative staff, here at NCMS! I can not express how thankful I am for the opportunity to connect with such great students, families, and other stakeholders in the community. 

I graduated from Carolina in 1997 and am currently completing course work for my second masters degree, only to pursue a doctorate shortly thereafter! 

While teaching is my passion, I make time for things I love such as family, friends, Carolina games, shopping, and reading.

I look forward to an awesome school year. Hope you do, too!