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Kimberly Hamilton

A 1998 graduate of Whitmire High School, Kimberly Shelton-Hamilton obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from South Carolina State in 2002. She later attended Clemson where she earned a Master of Human Resource Development in 2003. In 2010, Kim earned an Ed. S. in Educational Administration from Converse College. Kim is currently in her thirteenth year of education. During this time, she has served as a middle school teacher, science coach, assistant principal, and principal of Boundary Street Elementary. She also coached varsity girls' basketball and volleyball for several years. This is her fifth year as Principal at Newberry Middle.


Ben Long
Assistant Principal

Ben Long has been a part of the Newberry Middle School family for twenty-two years! Mr. Long started as a teacher at Newberry Middle School and served as a football coach. He was named the assistant principal thirteen years ago. Mr. Long has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Newberry College and Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. Mr. Long works primarily with the 6th grade students and bus discipline.  


Tiffany Chaplin
Assistant Principal

Ms. Chaplin is a native of Abbeville County and a 2001 graduate of Newberry College with fourteen years experience as an educator. She taught special education on both the elementary and secondary level in Newberry County for 9 years. In 2010, she earned a Master's degree in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and in 2011 a Master's degree in Curriculum from Grand Canyon University. Ms. Chaplin also served as an Assistant Principal in McCormick County School District - 2 years at the Middle School and 1 year at the Elementary School. This is her fifth year serving as Assistant Principal at Newberry Middle School. ​