Interim Principal

Phone: (803) 438-3241


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Middle Level Education: Science and Language Arts Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision: Elementary and Secondary

Mrs. Nicole Kirkley

As a Kershaw County native, I am so excited to be a part of the Blaney Elementary School family! I have a passion for students at this level and always put relationships first - I promise to treat your children as if they are my own while maintaining high expectations for them both academically and socially. 

I received my Bachelor's degree in Middle Level Education from Winthrop University. I taught 8th grade science and 7th grade ELA for 5 years. I then received my Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. I have previously been an assistant administrator at Westwood High School in Richland 2 for two years and assistant principal at Camden Middle School for 3 years. 

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Michael Kirkley II. We have a daughter, Kate, a son, Rhett, and a dog-son, Bo, a chocolate lab. We live at Lake Wateree and spend most of our time on the water with family and friends!

I am looking forward to a successful year! 

Assistant Principal

Phone: 803-438-3241


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration Certification, K-8

Mrs. Harriet Boykin-Garity

This is my first year at Blaney Elementary and I am excited about joining the Blaney family!   I am excited to share my passion for education with this community.  I love building relationships with students and families and look forward to getting to know each of you.

This is my ninth year in Kershaw County School District.  I have a Bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of South Carolina, a Master's degree from Walden University, and my administration certification from Gardner-Webb University. I taught first grade for seven years at Jackson Elementary and served as the Response to Intervention Coordinator for one year.  

I live in Lugoff with my husband, Patrick, and our young son.  We have two dogs that complete our family.  We love spending time together with our family and friends and enjoying exercising and anything outdoors.

I look forward to an awesome year at Blaney!