District 55 Announces Principal Moves for 2022-23 School Year

June 13, 2022

Following a called meeting of the Laurens County School District 55 Board of Trustees on Monday, Superintendent Dr. Ameca Thomas announced the relocation of some school principals for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

Lewis Compton has been selected to assume the position of principal at Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS), moving from his current position as principal of Laurens MiddleSchool. Compton is very familiar with LDHS having served as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal at the school. Dr. Tina Faulkner, current principal at LDHS, is moving to be the Director of Laurens Preparatory Academy.

Kim Penland, current principal at Gray Court-Owings School, is relocating to Waterloo Elementary School as principal. The current principal of Waterloo Elementary School, Farrell Thomas, will relocate to Gray Court-Owings School as principal.

Superintendent Thomas said, “I am confident that each of these leaders is aligned to the roles in which they will serve for the upcoming school year. Interviews are on-going as we continue to fill vacancies in the district.”