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Robinson to serve as CMS assistant principal, Hardy to be Blaney AA

June 2, 2021

Courtney RobinsonKelly Mill Med Pro Middle School Math Interventionist Courtney Robinson has been selected to serve as an assistant principal at Camden Middle School (CMS) to replace Eunice Stukes who is retiring. Lugoff Elementary School (LES) Fifth Grade Teacher Aleece Hardy will be the new assistant administrator at Blaney Elementary School, filling the position vacated when Nicole Kirkley was named the school's principal.

"We are excited to have Courtney joining the team at Camden Middle School," said CMS Principal Byron Johnson. "Her experiences and skill sets are sure to be an asset to the continued growth of our school community."

Robinson has served in her current role at Kelly Mill since 2019 and has been a teacher at the school since 2011. In 2018-19, she taught 7th and 8th-grade AVID elective classes. She has served as a lead presenter for the AVID Site Team and was selected as a presenter for the SC Association of School Administrators.

She has an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Grades from Liberty University and is expected to complete a doctorate in the same field at the same institution in December. She has a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University and a Master of Education degree in Divergent Learning from College Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Level Education.

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to join the administration team at Camden Middle School," Robinson said. "I am committed to continuing the work that already makes the War Eagle community great. I look forward to building and maintaining positive relationships with our students, teachers, staff, parents and community partners."

Aleece HardyHardy has been teaching at Lugoff Elementary since 2018 and has also taught in Egypt. She began her teaching career at Polo Road Elementary School in 2011. She received the Golden Apple Award at LES in 2019-20. She has a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Claflin University.

“We are extremely excited to have Aleece join us at Blaney," BES Principal Nicole Kirkley said. "With more than 10 years of experience at the elementary level, including time spent teaching in Egypt, we know she will bring a wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas to share with our staff and students. We know our staff, students and community will welcome her with open arms."

Hardy is looking forward to her new position. “I’ve been blessed to work with an amazing team of teachers and instructional leaders at Lugoff Elementary these past two years. Kershaw County School District truly feels like family, and I’m honored to continue my service in this wonderful school district. I am thankful for the warm welcome I’ve received from the staff at Blaney Elementary, and I’m delighted to make Blaney my new home!”

Robinson and Hardy will begin their new positions in the 2021-22 school year.

Mary Anne Byrd