Rock Hill Schools announces new assistant principals

Assistant Principals 2019

On Monday night, Rock Hill Schools’ Board of Trustees approved administrative changes for the 2019-2020 school year as recommended by Superintendent Dr. Bill Cook.

The following individuals begin their new duties in Rock Hill Schools on July 1:

  • Dan Blackburn, who has led the electricity program at Applied Technology Center, has been promoted to serve as Dean of Students. He has been in Rock Hill Schools since 2006 and replaces Chris Curtis who is now an assistant principal at Northwestern High School.
  • Aaron Clark will be an assistant principal at Saluda Trail Middle School. He replaces April Ulmer. Clark joins Rock Hill Schools after serving as principal at Hanson Elementary School in Hanson, Kentucky.
  • Kenneth Crump will be an assistant principal at Rawlinson Road Middle School. He joins Rock Hill Schools after one year as Dean of Students at Ranson International Baccalaureate Middle School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Crump replaces Marek Marshall who is now an assistant principal at South Pointe High School.  
  • Amber Handy will be an assistant principal at Dutchman Creek Middle School. She joins Rock Hill Schools after four years as an assistant principal at Vance High School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Handy replaces Michael Wessinger who has relocated to Texas.
  • Derek Johnson, who has served most recently as a district literacy coach, will be an assistant principal at York Road Elementary School. He has been in Rock Hill Schools since 2005 and has served as a special education teacher at Oakdale Elementary School and literacy teacher at Northside Elementary School.
  • Kay Runyans, who has served as lead counselor at South Pointe High School, has been promoted to serve as Dean of Students. She has been at South Pointe since 2004.
  • Jessica Wren, who served as an interim assistant principal at Rock Hill High during the 2018-2019 school year, will remain at RHHS in a full-time position replacing Beau Modla who is now an assistant principal at Dutchman Creek Middle School.