O’Shields named assistant principal at O. P. Earle Elem.

Published 4:37 pm Friday, March 30, 2012

The District One Schools board of trustees recently approved the appointment of three new administrators to serve for 2012-2013.

Lana O’Shields was named assistant principal for O.P. Earle Elementary School in Landrum, while Jennifer Still will become the assistant principal at Campobello-Gramling School.

Lana O’Shields

Still will take over this position as June Blackwell, retires at the end of this school year.

“We are very fortunate to have talented instructional leaders in our school district who are ready to become part of our great administrative team in District One as principals and assistant principals. Our entire staff looks forward to working with them in the future as we continue our mission to provide a quality, student-centered education for our students and communities,” said Dr. Ron Garner, Superintendent of District One.

O’Shields currently serves as the instructional curriculum coach for Campobello-Gramling School and taught first and second grade at O. P. Earle from 2001-2007.

O’Shields will replace Brian Murray as assistant principal when Murray becomes principal for 2012-2013.

O’Shields is a graduate of Mars Hill College and received her administrative training as part of the Spartanburg County Potential Administrators’ training at Converse College.

She said she is excited to have the opportunity to begin her administrative service at O.P. Earle and looks forward to working with parents and teachers in her community of Landrum.

O’Shields and her husband reside in Landrum and have two children.

Still is currently an instructional curriculum coach at New Prospect Elementary School. Prior to coming to District One, Still taught second grade at Mandarin Oaks Elementary School in Jacksonville, Fla. In 2005, she began her career in District One at O. P. Earle, where she taught first grade for five years.

She has her undergraduate degree in education from USC-Upstate and her administrative training from Converse College as part of the Spartanburg County Potential Administrators’ Academy training.

Still said she is eager to begin to serve the students, parents and teachers of Campobello-Gramling School and is excited about the opportunity to become part of the administrative team in District One.

– article submitted by Paula Brooks