John Kirell

John Kirell has been selected as the new principal of Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School and will replace Chris Beard who is retiring after 29 years in Rock Hill Schools, it was announced today (April 24, 2018) by Superintendent Kelly Pew.

Most recently, Kirell has assisted the district’s personnel department with special projects and recruiting following a one-and-a-half year run as principal at Castle Heights Middle School. Prior to Castle Heights, Kirell spent 8 years as principal at Belleview Elementary School.

In April 2016, Kirell was recognized by the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children as its principal of the year.

He holds both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Winthrop University. Kirell, who is in his 20th year in Rock Hill Schools, will begin his new position on July 1.