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Boykin-Garity selected as Blaney Elementary School assistant principal

August 5, 2020

Harriet Boykin-Garity Jackson School teacher Harriet Boykin-Garity has been chosen as the new assistant principal for Blaney Elementary School.

Boykin-Garity started as a first grade teacher at Jackson in 2012 where she has served as the first grade team leader, response to intervention coordinator and reading interventionist. During that time, she helped narrow the gap of third graders who were at risk of retention from 27% to 1%.

She has also been a member of the school's Title I team including developing the master schedule to reduce transition time and provide the greatest number of instructional minutes as well as planning engaging Title I events for families.

Boykin-Garity was a member of the Kershaw County School District's Developing Administrators Program and was named Jackson's Reading Teacher of the Year in 2015.

She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina, a master of arts degree from Walden University and an elementary school principal certification from Gardner-Webb University.

Mary Anne Byrd