Hemingway High School names interim principal following former principal's death
Hemingway, S.C. (WPDE) —
Dr. Gerard Edwards has been named the interim principal of Hemingway High School following the death of its principal Woody Curtis back in October, according to the Hemingway High School website.
"It is with honor and great pleasure that I greet you as the Interim Principal of Hemingway High School. I am most appreciative of the opportunity presented to me to become a member of this educational family. I look forward to establishing lasting relationships and working with our professional staff and you, our parents and community members. My wife (Dr. Zenobia), son (Collin Spencer), and I are ecstatic about this new journey," said Edwards.
Edwards said he's been in education for the past 22 years working with students from the elementary, middle and high school, and collegiate levels.
He said his first four years were as a mathematics teacher in a middle school in Spartanburg School District Six and a high school in Darlington County School District.
Edwards has also coached high school athletics as a football and track coach.
He's been an administrator for past 18 years have been as an administrator at the middle, high, alternative, and charter school levels in Florence, Marion, and Spartanburg County.
"One common thread over my two decades of experience has been the collaboration with stakeholders to provide the best educational experiences for students. I look forward working with Superintendent Mrs. Carrie C. Brock and her administrative team; and building on the foundation of success provided by previous HHS administrators, faculty, and staff members. I am especially grateful for the dedication and love for Hemingway High School demonstrated by the late Mr. Woody Curtis," said Edwards.