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Mrs. Dena Addis - 6th and 8th Grade Assistant Principal

I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Winthrop University in Elementary Education and Special Education. From Converse College, I earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration and Supervision. I was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher as well as a Reading Recovery Special Administrator. I served ten years as a Curriculum Coach and State Reading Coach with Union County Schools, including 20 years of teaching experience as a K-12 Special Education Learning Specialist and Second Grade Teacher.

This year I am excited to take on a new role as an Assistant Principal at Sims Middle School. Building relationships is an essential component of a successful school. I firmly believe in the African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. I believe we must collaborate with community leaders, business partners, churches, and parents in order to foster the needs and responsibility of our children. My goal is to encourage those relationships this year.