Friday, November 11, 2016
Ridge Academy’s McCulloch named
finalist for prestigious statewide recognition
BEAUFORT – The principal of River Ridge Academy has been named a
finalist for 2017 state Principal of the Year honors.
Gary McCulloch, principal at River Ridge since the PreK-8 school opened in
August 2015, is being considered for the statewide recognition by the South
Carolina School Administrators Association, a professional organization that
represents school administrators from all grade levels. Each year SCASA honors principals at the
elementary, middle and high school levels. McCulloch is a finalist in the middle-level category.
McCulloch and the other finalists will be interviewed by teams of
business leaders, educators and community members. SCASA will announce the winners in each of
the three classifications next month.
Prior to becoming principal at River Ridge Academy in Bluffton,
McCulloch served as principal at Beaufort Elementary School.
“I’m sure Gary will represent our district well in the statewide SCASA
competition,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss.
“He’s done a terrific job here, first at Beaufort Elementary and now at