Rock Hill Schools announces administrative changes
On Monday 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:
Jamie Benfield Ledsinger, who most recently completed a four-month stint as interim principal at Northside Elementary School of the Arts, has been named principal of Saluda Trail Middle School. Her career spans 18 years, and she has taught high school English and held principalships at three schools in Union County (N.C.) Public Schools and Anson County (N.C.) School District. She holds her undergraduate and master’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and she completed her education specialist and doctorate programs at Wingate University. Her areas of study included English and secondary education, school administration and curriculum, and educational leadership.
Swanetta Hall has been named assistant principal at Belleview Elementary School where she has worked the past four years as an academic interventionist teacher. In that role, she collected and analyzed student achievement data to plan and implement strategic early learning lessons in the areas of math and English language arts for students in grades one through five. Hall has also taught at Lesslie Elementary School, Great Falls Elementary School in Chester County, and Ridgeland Elementary School in Jasper County. A trained South Carolina teacher mentor, she was honored as the Jasper County School District Teacher of the Year in 2006. Hall’s undergraduate degree in early childhood education is from South Carolina State University. She also holds master’s degrees from Lesley University in curriculum and instruction and from Grand Canyon University in elementary administration.