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Assistant Principal

Rico Salliewhite

Education Profile
Thornwell High School 1999
Spartanburg Methodist College 2001(Associate of Arts)
Lander University 2008 (Bachelors of Science in Sociology)
Lander University 2014 (Bachelors of Science in Special Education)
Arkansas State University 2017 (Master of Science in Educational Leadership)
Grand Canyon University Present 

I am the oldest of six children. I grew up in the small town of Gray Court, SC. I am married to Kristen Salliewhite, and we have two wonderful boys, Jalen, 17, and Josiah, 12, who attend McCormick Elementary and High School.  

I have spent the past 19 years working in education in many different capacities. I am also the varsity boys’ basketball coach and assistant football coach. This is my eighth year working in McCormick County School District. I spent one year working as the Middle College Coach, two years teaching special education, and this will be my fifth year as an administrator. 

Being an administrator will bring new challenges to me in my journey as an educator. However, the challenge of helping shape young lives is one that will be gratifying as I have the opportunity to play an even bigger role in making McCormick High School a better school. I am very excited about the opportunity McCormick County School District has given me to pursue my passion to educate and coach young people.

My goal as a school administrator to give each student at McCormick High School my best effort daily. I want each student to grow academically, emotionally, and socially to his or her full potential.  I am looking forward to many great experiences this year at McCormick High School. “GO CHIEFS"

 Facts about Me
Favorite quote: “The greatest measure of a person is what he or she does for someone that can do nothing for them.” Dr. Bill Alexander 
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Favorite Food: My Mama’s Collard greens 
Favorite Team: McCormick Chiefs
Favorite College Football Team: GO GAMECOCKS!
Favorite Moment: Graduating High School
Biggest Role Models:  My high school principal (Dr. A), Ferlando Tullock, and Russell Scott 
Next Goal: Pursue my doctoral degree