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District One board approves assistant principal for O.P. Earle Elementary

Published 7:24pm Friday, March 14, 2014

The District One Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Shameka Dawkins to be the Assistant Principal for O.P. Earle Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year at its regular meeting Monday night.
Dawkins will be filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Lana O’Shields, who is relocating to N.C. with her family.
Dawkins currently serves as Assistant Principal at Woodruff Primary School, where she has served in that role for seven years. She holds degrees in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University, the Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, and is completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina. She will begin her duties in District One on July

Shameka Dawkins Assistant Principal O.P. Earle Elementary School
Shameka Dawkins Assistant Principal O.P. Earle Elementary School

1.  Dawkins is the mother of two sons, Traelen and Trenton, and is married to Ty Dawkins, also an educator in District One. She is active in her church, Anderson Mill Road Baptist, where she assists in the preschool department.

“I am very blessed to have this opportunity to join the District One family. I look forward to working with the staff, students and community of Landrum. I am excited about the opportunity of being part of the continued success of O.P. Earle Elementary. Thank you again for providing me with an opportunity to be part of the District One family. I am super excited,” stated Dawkins.
Brian Murray, Principal of O.P. Earle Elementary School stated, “We are pleased to have Mrs. Dawkins join our staff at O.P. Earle. Her dedication to children and her professional experiences will help us in our mission to keep our instructional program at O.P. Earle and District One constantly improving forward.”

– article submitted
by Paula Brooks

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