Education

Clover, York school districts name new leaders

Jason Mabry is the new director of the Clover school district's Blue Eagle Academy. Carrie Bolin has been named director of the district's Career and Technical Education program.
Jason Mabry is the new director of the Clover school district's Blue Eagle Academy. Carrie Bolin has been named director of the district's Career and Technical Education program. Clover school district

Clover schools have two new leaders.

Carrie Bolin has been named director of the district’s Career and Technical Education program; Jason Mabry is the new director of Blue Eagle Academy, according to the Clover school district.

Bolin, who holds a masters in agricultural education from Clemson and a masters in educational leadership from Arkansas State University, has more than 15 years in education, all in York County. She started as an agriculture teacher in Fort Mill.

For two years, Bolin has led the technology center in York.

Clover is expanding the scope of its career and technical education programs, according to the district.

Bolin will supervise the district’s 16 career and technical programs and oversee federal and state career funds and the expansion of internships and work-based learning for Clover students.

“Carrie Bolin is a proven Career and Technical Education teacher and leader,” Clover Superintendent Sheila Quinn said in a prepared statement. “She is passionate about aligning the career and technical programs at Clover High School with high-quality industry credentials and work-based learning internship experiences. She will seek out greater opportunities for students to gain real work experience and ... soft skills while they are in high school.”

Mabry is taking over for Hezekiah Massey at Blue Eagle Academy, the district’s alternative school. For the past two years, Mabry has served as a high school assistant principal.

Mabry holds a masters of education in guidance and and counseling from the University of Alaska.

A Lancaster native, Mabry began his career as the director of guidance for the Horry County School District.

Mabry also worked as an assistant principal and principal in multiple districts after moving in 2002 to Alaska. He returned to South Carolina in 2007 and accepted a position in Rock Hill. He joined the Clover school district in 2016.

“Jason Mabry brings a unique set of experiences to the director of Blue Eagle Academy role,” Quinn said. “His time in rural Alaska as a principal working with at-risk youth and his background as a school counselor give him perspective on how to combine high expectations with a strong system of support to ensure students thrive academically and socially.”

The York school district also hired multiple new leaders.

Torri Barber has been named the director of York One Academy, according to the district. Since 2015, Barber has served as assistant principal at Castle Heights Middle School in Rock Hill. Barber also taught career and technology at Dutchman Creek Middle School in Rock Hill and business education courses in Great Falls High School in Chester County.

Kellie Watson was named York Comprehensive High School’s assistant principal. From 2004 to 2014, Watson taught English and language arts at the high school and at York Middle School. She has been serving most recently as a literacy coach in Chester.

Hannah Rescigno is the new assistant principal of York Middle School. Rescigno, a graduate of York, has taught math at the school her whole career. She was named York Middle School Teacher of the year in 2017 and has served as a Winthrop University mentor teacher since 2015, according to the district.

Amanda Harris: 803-329-4082
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