Sherman named BHS principal

BLYTHEWOOD – Matthew Sherman was named the new principal of Blythewood High School at the March 13 school board meeting. Sherman is currently serving as an assistant principal at the school and will officially take his new position July 1.

Sherman

Sherman has served as an assistant principal in Richland Two for seven years, including three years at Round Top Elementary. He also served as an assistant administrator at Blythewood High School from 2008 through 2011.

Sherman began his career in education 18 years ago in Richland Two as a special education teacher at Ridge View High School, where he was selected as a Teacher of the Year and served as the chair of the special education department. He also coached football at both high schools. While serving as a transition specialist, he received a $129,000 Competitive Employment Training Grant.

Sherman holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Presbyterian College. He completed a Master of Educational Administration at the University of South Carolina. In addition to holding certifications in elementary and secondary administration, he earned National Board Certification in 2005. Sherman is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

He replaces Bobby Cunningham who has been serving as the interim principal at BHS since Feb. 1, 2018, after Dr. Brenda Hafner accepted an offer to serve as an assistant superintendent in Sumter School District.

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