Principal

Mrs. Danielle Major-Murphy

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Mrs. Danielle Major-Murphy

 

Mrs. Major-Murphy will start her new role as Principal at the Academy for Success for the 2019-2020 school year.  Previously, she served as the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Dutch Fork Middle School for two years. She has over six years experience as an Assistant Principal at Irmo Middle School and Newberry Middle School.  Additionally, she has several years of classroom experience in Lexington-Richland School District Five– thus, she is familiar with the structures and culture of excellence cultivated in District 5. As a teacher, she taught business education at Chapin High School and Dutch Fork Middle School.  Mrs. Major-Murphy has innumerable experiences related to student discipline, integrating research-based instructional practices with teachers, technology integration, and developing a school-wide culture of consistency and rigor at the middle level. 

EDUCATION:
Mrs. Major-Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail Management from the University of South Carolina, a Master's degree in Educational Administration also from USC, and an Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.  Mrs. Major-Murphy became a National Board Certified Teacher in Career & Technical Education in 2005.

INTERESTS:
Mrs. Major-Murphy is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and enjoys doing community service projects with her sorority.  In addition, she enjoys activities that allow her to use her creative side like painting and interior design. Her favorite things to do are to spend time with her family (husband and three children), travel and shopping.  

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Trina M. Dickerson

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Mrs. Trina M. Dickerson

Mrs. Trina M. Dickerson serves as our Administrative Assistant Principal at The Academy for Success after serving as a Science teacher and Student Council Advisor at Dutch Fork Middle School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science at Augusta College, a Masters of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education at S.C. State University, an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from USC and has completed the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at USC.
 
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