CLOVER – Nicole Thompson, assistant principal of Oakridge Middle, has been named the 2017 South Carolina Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. This award was presented on Wednesday, November 30th in a surprise announcement at Oakridge Middle School.
Thompson has been an Assistant Principal at Oakridge Middle School since 2013 and is currently in her 17th year with the Clover School District. She joined the district from Newberry College as an English teacher at Clover High School and accepted her first administration role in 2011.
"We are excited to announce that Nicole Thompson has been named the SCASA Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year," said Beth Phibbs, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. "She is a well-respected leader who encourages her students to excel academically and individually."
Principal of Oakridge Middle School, Will Largen, stated, “You will not find a more caring assistant principal than Nicole Thompson she always puts students first. We are fortunate that she is a member of the administrative staff at Oakridge Middle School.”
Dr. Marc Sosne, Superintendent of York School District Two, added, “Nicole Thompson is a rising superstar school administrator. The Clover School District is lucky to have her as one of our young, bright, energetic leaders. Her initiative and dedication to her students has been rightfully acknowledged by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators in naming her as the state’s Assistant Principal of the Year.”
SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 4,000 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.