New principal for Port Royal Elementary

Chavon Browne, a lifelong Beaufort County resident and an assistant principal at Red Cedar Elementary School for the past three years, was announced the new principal at Port Royal Elementary. Browne replaces Jo Shirley, who will serve as principal at Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary next school year.
Browne served as a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Whale Branch Middle School, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2008-09.  While there, she designed and implemented sixth-grade STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and

Chavon Browne.

Mathematics).  A certified teacher evaluator for TAP (Teacher Advancement Program), Browne has been an assistant principal at Red Cedar Elementary since 2009.
She belongs to numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Beaufort Youth Initiative sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club and the People to People Student Ambassador Program.
Browne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Charleston Southern University.  She is currently working toward her doctorate in Instructional Leadership at Northcentral University.
“Chavon is a strong instructional leader who’s ready to take on this very important new role,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale.  “She’s an example of an outstanding professional who could have moved anywhere in the nation and been successful, but thankfully she chose to become a leader right here at home.”

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