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Kirkley to serve as Blaney Elementary’s interim principal

January 12, 2021

Nicole Kirkley, Interim Principal Blaney Elementary School Assistant Principal Nicole Kirkley will serve as the school’s interim principal as current Principal Sherrill Creel has accepted a position with the Sumter School District.

“I’ve been blessed to be a part of the Blaney family and look forward to this opportunity to serve as interim principal,” Kirkley said. “With a wonderful staff and awesome students, Blaney is a great place to be.”

Raised in Elgin, Kirkley was a student at Blaney Elementary in the 1990s and graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School.

Prior to joining Blaney’s staff in 2019, Kirkley was an assistant principal at Camden Middle School for three years and served as an assistant administrator at Westwood High School for two years.

Kirkley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Education from Winthrop University and also earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Phoenix.

Mary Anne Byrd