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Mrs.  Brenda  Goodwin
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Principal's Corner

My Philosophy

As an educator, I believe that each child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential through quality instruction in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment that fosters individual growth.  A successful school environment must posses these three vital elements to compete in the modern world:  (1)goal-oriented structure, (2) student-centered learning, and (3) all-encompassing commitment.  

The goal of Sandy Run K-8 School remains to become one of the top schools in the State of South Carolina.  As we continue on our journey to excellence, we envision a school where every child develops world class skills,  demonstrates  life career characteristics (as evidenced by the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate), and competes plus succeeds globally.  We strive to accomplish our vision by remaining an epicenter for transformative learning.  This continuous process is a result of teacher dedication, best practices, professionalism, a strong commitment to continuous growth, analysis of data, a strong School Improvement Council, and the support of Calhoun County Public Schools.

The vision is demonstrated through project based learning within our classrooms that link content to real world problems, blended learning, engaging students in problem solving activities, critical thinking, individualized instruction, and collaboration.  In addition, our one-to-one technology initiative is now fully implemented for kindergarten through eighth grade students. Our commitment to teaching and learning continues to enhance educational opportunities for all students.  

All stakeholders of the Sandy Run K-8 School family value the relationship between the school, family, and community.  The School Improvement Council is a successfully active and integral part of decision making.  The council is committed to enhancing our school, thus creating academic excellence.  The sharing of educational responsibilities continues to make a positive impact on our students and assists the school with embracing the individual needs of each student. 

As we look towards the future, we believe that all Sandy Run K-8 students, who will be future South Carolina High School Graduates, will compete, succeed, and impact the ever-changing global society.

Mrs. Brenda Goodwin, Principal