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Administrators

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Meet our School Administrators

Mr. Shane Bagwell

Mr. Shane Bagwell

Titles: Principal
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School: 803-438-8018 ext. 8201
Biography:

I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio; however, I have called Kershaw County home since 2005.  I attended The University of Toledo, where I received a BA in Early Childhood Education, a Masters Degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Purdue University. 

As an educator, I have spent time teaching second grade at Davis Elementary in Lexington Two, first grade at Camden Elementary in Kershaw County, and served as an assistant principal at Lake Carolina Elementary and Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary in Richland Two, and now serve as the proud principal here at Wateree Elementary School. 

Outside of school, I enjoy college football (Go Buckeyes!) and spending time with my family.  My wife, Jessica, and I have two children; our daughter, Shane Leigh, and our son, Weston.  We also have three dogs; Daisy, Tressel, and Pumpkin, or as I call her, Pumpkin Pie Cool Whip.   

I am beyond proud to be a Cardinal! 

Degrees and Certifications:

  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education, The University of Toledo
  • M.Ed. in Divergent Learning, Columbia College
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Purdue University
Mrs. Lindsay Christofaro

Mrs. Lindsay Christofaro

Titles: Assistant Principal
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School: 803-438-8018 ext. 8202
Biography:

Welcome to Wateree Elementary School!  I am proud to be a part of this amazing school and community!  I am entering my twenty-sixth year in education.  I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte.  After graduation, I began teaching Kindergarten.  I later completed my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.  I absolutely LOVE my job!  It is a joy to come to school and work with outstanding teachers and students!  My husband and I have two children who are currently in college.  In our spare time, you will find us at the softball field or on the lake!  Please feel free to contact me at 438-8018 or email me at lindsay.christofaro@kcsdschools.net with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for visiting our site!

Degrees and Certifications:

  • BA in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte
  • Masters of Education from Winthrop University
Miss Amy Jordan

Miss Amy Jordan

Titles: Assistant Principal
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School: 803-438-8018 ext. 8212
Biography:

Born and raised in Elgin, SC I am a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School.  After graduating high school, I attended the University of South Carolina - Columbia where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education.  I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina-Columbia (USC). After graduating from USC, I began my teaching career at Wateree Elementary School. I taught at Wateree Elementary School for several years before moving to Jackson Elementary School. While teaching at Jackson Elementary, I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. I have served as the Assistant Principal at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School and Blaney Elementary School.  In the summer of 2020, I joined the administrative team at Wateree Elementary School.  I am excited to be a member of the Wateree family once again! This will be my 16th year in education (all in Kershaw County School District).  My career experience includes teaching both 3rd grade and 5th grade, being an Administrative Assistant, and being an Assistant Principal. My favorite subject areas are Math and Science. 

I love to spend time with my family, which includes my three fur babies, Maddie, Dusty Rose, and Willow. My favorite sport to watch is football and, as you can probably tell from the place where I earned my college degree, I am a Gamecock fan!  I look forward to working with students and staff at Wateree Elementary School and West Wateree Early Learning Academy (WWELA)!  

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education
  • Master's Degree in Educational Administration