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Thomasson to be new KCSD Coordinator for STEM and K-12 Science Education; Richardson and Whitehead to retire

June 25, 2020

Worth Thomasson The Kershaw County School Board named Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) Principal Worth Thomasson as its new Coordinator for STEM and K-12 Science Education effective July 1.

“Mr. Thomasson will be able to help us better focus on our efforts to prepare students for job opportunities in the STEM field,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “His background as a former science teacher and principal as well as his experience in professional development will work together well to help him be successful.”

Thomasson has been LEHS principal for seven years and previously served in the same role at North Central High School from 2007 to 2014. He was named KCSD Principal of the Year in 2011.

Pam Whitehead Dr. Burch Richardson The school board also accepted the retirements of KCSD Professional Development/Recruitment Director Burch Richardson and Early Childhood Education Coordinator Pam Whitehead. Richardson previously served as the district’s Secondary Education/Professional Development Director for over a year and was the principal of North Central Middle School for 14 years. He was named the KCSD Principal of the Year in 2007 and the Kershaw County Reading Administrator of the Year in 2008.

Whitehead taught pre-school through 8th grade in a career that has spanned over 30 years. Responsible for 4K curriculum and instruction, she also oversaw the district’s initiative to offer full-day 4-year-old kindergarten districtwide.

Mary Anne Byrd