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Marion, SC, June 1, 2021– The Marion County School District is pleased to announce Mrs. Tanya Roberts as the new principal for Marion Intermediate School.

With 23 years of experience at the elementary and middle school levels, Roberts has worked as a teacher of multiple grades, instructional facilitator, principal trainee, assistant principal, and principal in Cherokee County. 

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Limestone University, a Master of Arts in Reading from Winthrop University, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from South Carolina State University. 

Always a teacher at heart, Mrs. Roberts is a lifelong learner and is excited to join the Marion County School District Team. Her vision is to serve Marion Intermediate School through shared leadership and build strong relationships with her students, staff, and community.

“We are excited to welcome Mrs, Roberts to the Marion County School District team,” stated Superintendent Dr. Kandace Bethea. “Her experience and training will be a good fit for Marion Intermediate School.”

Roberts will be replacing Dr. Mark Bunch who will be moving into the position of Assistant Superintendent.

The district also announced other administrative changes.

Ms Shalah Sweeney will move into the position of Chief Academic Officer leading the Teaching and Learning Team.

Mr. Darryl Woodberry will assume the leadership position of Success Academy at Palmetto Educational Center.

Dr. Angela Huggins will be the Interim Principal for North Mullins Primary School. With 29 years of experience, Huggins will be working to expand Marion County School District Montessori program.

Tonya Roberts Shalah Sweeney Darryl Woodberry  Dr. Angela Huggins



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