Dr. Wymbs assumes principal duties at West Florence
Florence One Interim Superintendent Dr. Dan Strickland has announced that Dr. Kelvin Wymbs will serve as acting principal at West Florence for the remainder of this school year. He will replace Pam Quick who resigned her position as principal of the school recently. Dr. Wymbs brings a wealth of knowledge of high school operations to West Florence High School.
Prior to having been named Director of Secondary Education for Florence School District One in 2015, Dr. Wymbs served as principal of Richland School District Two’s Lower Richland High School from 2011 to 2015. As the former acting principal of Lower Richland High School, Dr. Wymbs collaborated with all stakeholders to implement the largest School Improvement Grant (SIG) ($6 million) in the state. As SIG coordinator, he implemented the state-of-the art STEM Initiative in collaboration with the Engenuity SC, TransformSC/New Carolina Pilot program.
While at Lower Richland, Dr. Wymbs resolved a variety of issues hindering growth in classroom settings and school operations by remodeling school organization, teaching and learning to drive the success of improved test scores and work flow.
For his work in Richland School District One, Dr. Wymbs was named the recipient of the 2015 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) High Schools That Work (HSTW) Outstanding Principal Award, an award which recognized the growth of Lower Richland High School across many variables.
As Director of Secondary Education, Dr. Wymbs has spearheaded successful high school programs at all Florence One middle and high schools. The programs include the Advance Education STEM programs at West Florence and Southside Middle, the Early College Program at Wilson, the AVID program at Sneed Middle, and the newly implemented iLead program at all Florence One high schools in collaboration with the University of South Carolina.