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 eleventh 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 first year
as Principal at Newberry Middle.
Ben Long has been a part of the Newberry Middle School family
for nineteen years! Mr. Long started as a teacher at Newberry
Middle School and served as a football coach. He was named the
assistant principal ten 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.
Ms. Chaplin is a native of Abbeville County and a 2002 graduate
of Newberry College with twelve 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
first year serving as Assistant Principal at Newberry Middle