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Gardner named principal of North Central Elementary School

Feb. 17, 2021

Britt Gardner The new elementary school in the North Central area will be led by a familiar person. Mt. Pisgah Elementary School Principal Britt Gardner will serve as the North Central Elementary School Principal when it opens next school year.

“Mr. Gardner is energetic and has a positive approach in his leadership,” said Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Shane Robbins. “He has strong ties and a passion for the North Central community. I know he’ll do a great job.”

Gardner has served as Mt. Pisgah’s principal since July of 2017 and was the assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School for five years prior to that. Gardner taught at all levels for 11 years including being a physical education and weight training teacher at North Central High School for three years.

Under his leadership, Mt. Pisgah Elementary received two Palmetto Silver Awards. The school has led the district in the percent of students who score met or above on SC READY reading and math every year since 2017.

Last school year, Gardner was named as the Kershaw County Reading Council’s Administrator of the Year and was a state finalist for the Palmetto State Literacy Association’s award.

He was a part of the Kershaw County School District team that presented at the 2020 National Conference on Digital Convergence.

Gardner received a bachelor of science degree from the Citadel and a master of science degree in educational administration from Grand Canyon University.

North Central Elementary School will be a consolidation of students from Baron DeKalb Elementary, Bethune Elementary and Mt. Pisgah Elementary. The new school’s construction should be finished in late fall.

Mary Anne Byrd