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Jessica Patterson ’07 named SC Elementary Principal of the Year
Jessica Patterson, a 2007 Furman University graduate (M.Ed) and principal at Chastain Road Elementary School, has been named South Carolina’s Elementary Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Her six years’ service as principal at the Pickens County school includes her leadership in bringing the school from a “Below Average” rating on its state report card in 2018 to an “Excellent” rating in 2019. She also introduced the Montessori education model to the school. The story was covered in The Greenville News, WSPA 7News and FOX Carolina.