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OCSD Names Dr. Kelly W. Hayden as Branchville High School's Assistant Principal

new asst. principal at Branchville High
Dr. Kelly W. Hayden
Assistant Principal
Branchville High School

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Orangeburg County School District named Dr. Kelly W. Hayden as the assistant principal for Branchville High School.

Hayden, a 19-year educator, has served the students of Orangeburg County since 2004. She has served as a special education teacher and a 6th-grade math and social teacher and has been responsible for enhancing student achievement in diverse ways.

Dr. Hayden, an endorsed R2S literacy teacher, wrote and implemented Edisto High School's Read to Succeed Plan. She also wrote and implemented the Occupational Credential for Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four – POST program and successfully implemented programs such as Read 180, System 44, TransMath, and Language.

She has a Doctor of Education Administration Special Education degree from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s in special education – intellectual disabilities from the University of South Carolina, and a bachelor's in Elementary Education degree from the University of South Carolina – Aiken.

“Dr. Hayden has been an integral part of Branchville High School for several years. Her knowledge of special education and motivating students has helped our school achieve great success,” said Mr. Gregory, Branchville High School Principal. “We look forward to her taking on a new role and new responsibilities. The future is bright for Dr. Hayden and Branchville High School,” he continued.

Dr. Hayden will begin her new role in July 2023.