CENTRAL — Tish Goode, the assistant principal at Central Elementary School, will lead the school as Interim Principal to start the 2017-2018 school year.
“Mrs. Goode has earned the respect of the faculty and parents at Central Elementary School, and she will be able to provide steady leadership for the coming year,” said Dr. Danny Merck, SDPC superintendent. “Her career has made her uniquely prepared to lead a Title I school, and I know she is ready to be effective on day one.”
Goode has been the assistant principal at Central Elementary since 2014. Previously, she was the Engineering-STEM Lab Teacher at Mt. Lebanon Elementary School in Pendleton from 2014-2015.
She also has experience at several Pickens County schools. Between 2011 and 2014 she was a 2nd grade teacher, Title I Facilitator, and Curriculum Coach at Chastain Road Elementary School. She also worked as a classroom teacher, Title I Facilitator, and Curriculum Coach at Liberty Elementary School from 2004-2010.
Goode holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Clemson University, an M. Ed. from Southern Wesleyan University, and an M. Ed in Administration/Supervision from Anderson University.
Goode has been appointed to fill the position following the resignation of principal Cissy Floyd. Floyd served as principal since 2015.
“I want to thank Mrs. Floyd for her energetic leadership at CES, and I wish her success wherever the future takes her,” Merck said.