• Welcome to Ballentine Elementary! Meet our school administration!

Principal

Mrs. Robin Bright

Phone: 803-476-4500

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Mrs. Robin Bright

Welcome to Ballentine Elementary School, home of the Ballentine Bears! 

I have been an educator in District 5 for twenty-seven years at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I joined the administrative team at BES fourteen years ago serving four years as Assistant Principal and ten as Principal. I love being a part of the Ballentine family where our motto is “We are Ballentine!” and our theme is “All In!” We have an amazing school where students, their families and staff work and grow together to strengthen our culture of learning and high expectations; a culture of excellence where individual talents and differences create a diverse, positive learning environment and an exceptional educational foundation.  I am always excited about the opportunities that a new school year brings. We encourage your participation and seek your support and cooperation as we work together to make this our BESt year yet!  My door is always open to you, so please feel free to stop by, call (476-4500), or email me (rbright@lexrich5.org).

Assistant Principal

Mr. Zach Keister

Phone: 803-476-4513

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Mr. Zach Keister

This is my fourth year as an administrator at the BESt school around. Prior to coming here, I taught students with exceptional needs within Lexington District Two in West Columbia and Buncombe County School District in Weaverville, North Carolina. At Ballentine, I am lucky to be around an awesome group of students and faculty on a daily basis. I am always eager to greet our students each day and hear what extraordinary things they have to share. It is my goal to do everything I possibly can to ensure that every student is striving to reach their absolute BESt while here at Ballentine. Whether it be students or parents, it is my pleasure to serve others. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you should have throughout the school year.

Administrative Assistant Principal

Mrs. Rebecca Dilley

Phone: 803-476-4512

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Mrs. Rebecca Dilley

This will be my first year at Ballentine Elementary. I have a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University. I have previously taught sixth grade at Carolina Springs Middle School and third grade at Chapin Elementary School. I could not be more excited to begin my journey at Ballentine and to become a part of this fantastic community. I place the utmost importance on building relationships with every student and family that is a part of the BESt school around. Please don't ever hesitate to call me, email me or come in to speak with me. I look forward to a wonderful year together!