Tiffany Chaplin, Principal

Ms. Chaplin is a native of Abbeville County and a 2001 graduate of Newberry College.  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. She served as Assistant Principal for six years at NMS.  This is her first year serving as Principal at Newberry Middle School. 

Dr. Carla cruickshanks, assistant principal

Dr. Carla Cruickshanks received her Bachelors Degree from Newberry College in 2002, Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southern University in 2004, and her Doctorate of Education from Walden University in 2010. Dr. Cruickshanks has experience working with all levels of education from 4k to college/universities. She began her career as a teacher at Saluda Middle School and most recently spent the last 3 years serving as Curriculum Coordinator at Newberry Middle School.

Barry Mullinax, Assistant Principal

Mr. Mullinax is a 2010 graduate of North Greenville University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.  In 2018, he earned a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Mullinax served as Director of Bands for Eastside High School in Greenville county from 2013-2017 and Performing Arts Coordinator in Laurens County School District 55 from 2017-2019.  This is his second year as Assistant Principal at Newberry Middle School.


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