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Administration

Kelli Farmer
Kelli Farmer, Principal

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
Assistant Principal

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 students.

 

Danielle Major-Murphy
Assistant Principal

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.