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Rock Hill Schools announces administrative changes

new hires

On Tuesday night, Rock Hill Schools’ Board of Trustees approved administrative changes for the 2020-2021 school year as recommended by Superintendent Dr. Bill Cook.

The following individuals begin their new duties in Rock Hill Schools on July 1:

Bianca Chivers-White, who has served as the interim principal at Old Pointe Elementary School since January, has been promoted to principal. From September 2014 to December 2019, she was an assistant principal at Old Pointe. Previously, she taught third grade at Independence Elementary School. Chivers-White earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Winthrop University, her master’s in divergent learning from Columbia College, and her master’s in executive leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Additionally, she has completed a gifted and talented education certification program at Converse College.

Lia McKay joins Northside Elementary School of the Arts as an assistant principal after serving as the district’s exceptional student education compliance monitor for the past three years. McKay, who is a National Board Certified teacher, also taught special education at Sullivan Middle School for 12 years. She holds master’s degrees in public administration and social work from the University of South Carolina, a master’s of special education from Grand Canyon University and a master’s of educational leadership from Winthrop University.

Brigette McSheehan will serve as an interim assistant principal at Rock Hill High School. She has been a business education teacher at RHHS since 2012 and has served as the department chair for the past three years. McSheehan earned her undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University in communications and electronic media and her master’s in educational leadership from the American College of Education. She earned her teaching certification through North Carolina State University.

Gina Jenkins has been named the district’s Director of Human Resources. Since 2014, Jenkins has served as the coordinator of educator effectiveness in the Fort Mill School District, a role that allowed her to work closely with teachers and school administrators. In Fort Mill, she created professional development opportunities for use across the district and common assessments for all courses and departments in grades 6-12, led the teacher induction program for middle and high school educators, and supported teacher evaluation and licensure processes. She has also served as an English Language Arts curriculum specialist and middle school English and social studies teacher. Jenkins earned her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University in elementary education. She has advanced degrees from Furman University and Winthrop University. Jenkins is currently completing her education specialist degree in educational systems improvement science at Winthrop University.