Catawba Ridge High School Principal Announced

Catawba Ridge High School Principal Announced
Posted on 10/17/2018

The Fort Mill School District is excited to announce the selection of Dee Christopher as the new Catawba Ridge High School Principal, effective July 1 2018.

Christopher currently serves as principal at Fort Mill High School in the district. He holds a Bachelor of Art in History from Furman University, Masters of Education in School Administration from The Citadel and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of South Carolina. Christopher has worked in education for the past 28 years, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.

He has 16 years of experience as a high school principal with the past 12 in Fort Mill. Before joining the Fort Mill School District as principal of Fort Mill High School in 2006, he served as principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Lugoff, South Carolina. 

Christopher has received numerous awards during his career including:    

  • 2005 Kershaw County Principal of the Year
  • 2005–2006 SC High School League President of AAA Conference
  • 2006–2018 School Leadership Executive Institute Alumni Fellow
  • 2008–2009 South Carolina Education Policy Fellow
  • 2015–2016 President of the S.C. High School League Executive Committee
  • 2016 SCASA/NASSP South Carolina Principal of the Year

“Dee is an outstanding principal and educator, he has a true passion for his student’s education and wellbeing,” said Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps. ”Opening a new high school is a large task, Dee’s experience and familiarity with our district’s culture will allow Catawba Ridge to make a seamless transition as the newest school in our district.”

This transition also means there is a new opportunity at Fort Mill High School. The district will begin the search to fill the principal position vacated by Dee’s transition immediately. Fort Mill High School has a long tradition of excellence and the district will quickly identify a new principal that can continue the great work being done there and move the school in to the future.

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