During a special called board meeting held May 30, 2017, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation that W. Bryan Hearn become the new principal at Pelion High School and the promotion of Meg H. Huggins to the position of assistant principal at River Bluff High School.
With 18 years of educational experience, Bryan Hearn currently serves as the director of Lexington Technology Center. He replaces R. Clark Cooper who joins Central Services’ Student Services Office as Director of Student Services.
Hearn began his career in 1999 as a mathematics teacher at Oakbrook Middle School in Dorchester School District Two, transferring to Summerville High School in 2003, where he served as ninth-grade academy team captain. In 2004, he joined Wando High in the Charleston County School District as assistant principal. In 2013, Hearn became director of the Lexington Technology Center for the 2013–2014 school year.
Hearn received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and Spanish from Auburn University, a Master of Education in secondary mathematics from the University of South Alabama and his administrative endorsement in secondary educational leadership from The Citadel. He is certified as a secondary principal and secondary supervisor, and in secondary and middle school mathematics.
The 2017 South Carolina Association of School Administrators South Carolina Career and Technology Administrator of the Year, he is president-elect of the South Carolina Career and Technology Education Administrators and a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education, South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Lexington Rotary Club.
Meg Huggins teaches Advanced Placement Human Geography and Law and Global Policy Development, with the added responsibilities of serving as lead teacher for the Center for Law and Global Policy Development located at RBHS.
With 13 years of educational experience, she began her career as a social studies teacher at White Knoll High School in 2004. In 2007, she moved to Lexington High School and, in 2013, she moved to RBHS.
Selected to participate in the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers in 2014 and chosen as the 2016–2017 Lexington District One Teacher of the Year, Huggins has a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education social studies and a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina. She is certified in secondary social studies, AP human geography, AP American government and as a secondary principal.
A member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council for the Social Studies, South Carolina Council for the Social Studies and South Carolina Geographic Alliance, Huggins is a South Carolina Teaching Fellows presenter and was recently accepted in the South Carolina ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2017.