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Bagwell returns to KCSD as new principal of Wateree Elementary School

Shane Bagwell, Wateree Elementary PrincipalThe Kershaw County School Board Tuesday named Shane Bagwell as the new principal of Wateree Elementary School to replace Charles King who is retiring. A Lugoff resident, Bagwell served as a first grade teacher at Camden Elementary School for eight years.

"We conducted a detailed process and had many good applicants for this position," said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Shane Robbins. "We're pleased to welcome Mr. Bagwell back home. I think students, staff, families and the community will all enjoy his high energy and excitement for learning."

Bagwell has spent the past seven years as an assistant principal in Richland School District Two, serving in that role at Lake Carolina Lower Elementary School before moving to Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. Bagwell also taught in Lexington Two.

"I have called Kershaw County home for the past 17 years, and I am excited to come back and serve Wateree Elementary School and Kershaw County School District," Bagwell said. "I am so humbled and blessed to become a part of the Cardinal family. This is an amazing school with a wonderful community, and I cannot wait to get to work building relationships and contributing to the continued academic success at Wateree Elementary School."

An Ohio Native, Bagwell received a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toledo and Master of Education degrees from Columbia College and Purdue University.

Mary Anne Byrd