Kelli Farmer, Principal
Kelli Farmer has been with Newberry Middle School since 2008,
and she is currently in her third year as NMS Principal.
Mrs. Farmer previously served as assistant principal at NMS
for three years. She served as a Career Development Facilitator in
Lancaster County before coming to Newberry Middle School. Mrs.
Farmer has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/Social
Sciences from Clemson University and a Master's degree in
Educational Leadership from Winthrop University. Mrs. Farmer was
named the 2006 Lancaster County District Teacher of the Year and
was named the SC State Competitive Cheerleading Coach in 2006. Mrs.
Farmer is excited about all of the good things that are happening
at NMS, and she encourages you to become involved in what is going
on at our school...whether you are a parent or a community member.
Mrs. Farmer very strongly believes in our school slogan, "Whatever
it takes, OUR kids are worth it!"
Ben Long has been a part of the Newberry Middle School family
for eighteen years! Mr. Long started as a teacher at Newberry
Middle School and served as a football coach. He was named the
assistant principal nine 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 7th grade students and one team of 6th grade
This year begins Mrs. Major-Murphy's third year as
assistant principal at Newberry Middle School. She served as a
Career & Technology Teacher for nine years in Lexington School
District 5 before coming to Newberry Middle School. Mrs.
Major-Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail
Management from the University of South Carolina, a Master's degree
in Educational Administration also from USC, and recently completed
an Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden
University. Mrs. Major-Murphy became a National Board Certified
Teacher in Career & Technical Education in 2005. As assistant
principal, Mrs. Major-Murphy will primarily work with the eighth
grade and two teams of sixth grade.