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Berkeley school leader named SC Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year

Christin Furro

Christi Furrow

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named Christi Furrow the 2021 South Carolina Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year. Christi Furrow is an assistant principal at Goose Creek Elementary School in the Berkeley County School District.

“We are pleased to announce that Christi Furrow has been named the SCASA Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year,” said Beth Phibbs, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “She is an exceptional leader whose genuine love and care for students and teachers are evident in everything she does at Goose Creek Elementary School.”

Principal of Goose Creek Elementary School, Mrs. Kathy Sullivan said, “From the first year she started her career in Berkeley County, Mrs. Furrow has given 100% of herself to her students, school, and community. Anyone who has observed her in action will attest that her enthusiasm and optimism are infections and that she has the innate ability to spark excitement and generate teamwork with a variety of stakeholders.”

Superintendent of the Berkeley County School District, Dr. Eddie Ingram added, “Christi Furrow is one of the most dedicated and hardworking educators that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in my 40-year career. Her work ethic is impeccable, and her commitment to children and her community is unmatched.”

Mrs. Furrow was selected from an outstanding field of administrator candidates by a veteran panel of judges. The other finalists for 2021 SC Assistant Elementary Principal of the Year were Tia Jones, assistant principal at Catawba Trail Elementary School in Richland School District Two, and Loretta Hart, assistant principal at Mary Ford Elementary School in the Charleston County School District. The criteria used in the selection of this award are set by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The state sponsors are Horace Mann and Herff Jones.

SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 4,500 members. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.