In a surprise announcement at Pelion High School on Monday, November 27, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators named Ms. Erica H. Page, Pelion High School assistant principal, the 2018 High School Assistant Principal of the Year.
Page was selected by a knowledgeable panel of judges from an outstanding field of high school administrator candidates. The criteria used in the selection of this coveted award are set by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. State sponsors also include Horace Mann, Herff Jones and Michelin.
“We are very excited to announce Erica Page as the SCASA Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year,” said Beth Phibbs, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “She is an outstanding educator who is a dedicated leader and an advocate for the students and teachers at Pelion High School.”
Bryan Hearn, Principal of Pelion High School, writes of Ms. Erica Page, “In just my first year here at Pelion High, it is clear that Ms. Page has an extensive knowledge of the students, community and teachers that we support. She has been a valuable resource for me and a great advocate for our students. I am thrilled to have her on our administrative team.”
Lexington School District One Superintendent, Dr. Greg Little, stated, “Ms. Page works hard to support both our teachers and students in their educational journeys. We are proud that she is being recognized as one of the state’s top educational leaders.”
SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 4,200 members. From professional development opportunities andresearch, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. SCASA also works on the national level, as a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders.
Page, currently serving as assistant principal at Pelion High, has 10 years of education experience.
She began her teaching career as a Strategies for Success teacher at White Knoll High in 2007. In 2009, after working to develop the Leadership for the 21st Century course, she began teaching Leadership 21. While at WKHS, she coordinated the School Improvement Council, assisted with DECA and served as a trained mentor.
In 2012, she was promoted to the position of assistant administrator at Pelion High and in 2014, she was promoted to assistant principal.
At PHS, Page has served as the administrator over instruction, overseen professional development, and served as the College Board Testing coordinator, supervisor of the Center for Advanced Agribusiness, supervisor of Guidance, and 504 and Homebound administrator.
Page graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in health promotion and education and in physical education. She also holds a Master of Education in educational administration from the University of South Carolina and is certified in K–12 health and physical education and secondary administration.
She is a member of the South Carolina Association for School Administrators and the Palmetto State Teachers Association.