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Two Elementary Principals Named in D50

Mathews Elementary and Pinecrest Elementary School will have new faces as principals next year.

Christine Rogers has been named as Mathews Elementary’s new Principal. Rogers completed her first year in District 50 as the Assistant Principal at Hodges Elementary School. Prior to working in District 50, Rogers served as an Assistant Principal, Director of School Counseling, Counselor, and Career Development Facilitator at Hannah Middle School in Berkeley County School District for 13 years. dl

Rogers obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Charleston Southern University and received her Masters of Education degree in School Counseling from The Citadel. She also received a degree in Elementary School Administration & Supervision from The Citadel in 2011. 

“I am excited about my next career opportunity in District 50,” Rogers said. “Mathews offers a quality educational experience for all students that is engaging and diverse. I look forward to building positive relationships with our faculty, staff, and parents as we continue to provide our students with the building blocks for future success.”

Leroy Platt has been named as Principal at Pinecrest Elementary School. Platt served as the Assistant Principal at Pinecrest last school year. During his 8 years in District 50, Platt has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and summer school coordinator. He is a graduate of Lander University with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education. He received his Masters of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University.  

“I look forward to my new role with the Pinecrest family,” Platt stated. “I am confident that our collective efforts as a school community will have a positive impact on the learning and lives of our students.”

Superintendent Dr. Steve Glenn is excited to have two outstanding administrators moving into new roles in the district.

“Mrs. Rogers and Mr. Platt will both do a tremendous job as administrators at their respective schools,” Dr. Glenn stated. “They will have a positive impact on the faculty, staff, students and parents at Mathews and Pinecrest. Both administrators have been successful in our district and I fully anticipate this to continue at their new schools.