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D50 Announces Interim Principal and Interim Director

k Emerald High School and Genesis Education Center will have new faces interim administrators next school year.

Damian Coleman has been named as the interim Principal at Emerald High School. Coleman completed his 12th year in District 50 as the Director of the Genesis Education Center. Prior to working in District 50, Coleman served as an assistant principal, teacher, and coach in Spartanburg 5 and Spartanburg 7 school districts. Coleman worked as the Assistant Principal at Greenwood High for three years. 

Coleman obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Social Studies from USC-Spartanburg and received his Masters of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Furman University. 

“I am excited about my next career opportunity in District 50,” Coleman said. “Emerald 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.”

ad Michael Hudson has been named as the interim Director at the Genesis Education Center. Hudson has served as the Assistant Director at Genesis for the last two years. During his 24 years in District 50, Hudson has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and athletic coach. He is a graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He received his Masters degree in Business Education from the University of South Carolina and certification in Administration from Clemson University.

“I look forward to my new role at Genesis,” Hudson 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 interim roles in the district.

“Mr. Coleman and Mr. Hudson will both do a tremendous job as interim administrators at their respective schools,” Dr. Glenn stated. “They will have a positive impact on the faculty, staff, students and parents at Emerald and Genesis. Both administrators have been successful in our district and I fully anticipate this to continue.”