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Familiar face picked as Rock Hill middle school's top leader

Cynthia Robinson has been serving as interim principal at Castle Heights Middle School in Rock Hill since February and has been awarded the position permanently.
Cynthia Robinson has been serving as interim principal at Castle Heights Middle School in Rock Hill since February and has been awarded the position permanently. Rock Hill school district

Castle Heights Middle School students and staff are already familiar with their new principal's leadership style.

Cynthia Robinson has been serving as interim principal at the Rock Hill school and has been awarded the position permanently, according to the school district. The district's soon-to-be superintendent Bill Cook announced her promotion Wednesday.

Robinson started her career in Rock Hill in 1993 teaching family and consumer sciences at Castle Heights. In 2005, she went to South Pointe High School to teach before returning in 2011 to Castle Heights as an assistant principal.

Robinson was named interim principal in February, according to the district.

This is Robinson's first time leading a school. She was named teacher of the year in 2003 at Castle Heights and in 2009 at South Pointe.

Robinson earned her bachelor's of science from Winthrop University, holds a master's degree from Columbia College and an education specialist degree from Cambridge College.

South Pointe High School and Richmond Drive Elementary School are also getting new leaders. Marty Conner was named the new principal of South Pointe and Janice Hyatt was named the new leader of Richmond Drive.

Amanda Harris: 803-329-4082
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