By Kenyonna Killingsworth, Graphics and Design Editor

The principal is missing—we must have a new one! He is nowhere to be found. The teachers have tried to page him. All the students are wondering what a lady is doing in his chair. Her name is Lt. Kimberly Myers; she has traded places with Mr. Alvin Pressley, Principal.

“Lieutenant Kimberly Myers began her career at the Sheriff’s Department in July, 2000. She was a deputy assigned to Region 2 for two years and then a School Resource Officer for four years,” according to the Richland County Sherriff’s Department website.  “Lt. Myers is currently the Youth Arbitration Coordinator and enjoys the opportunity to divert students from entering the criminal justice system.”

Myers came to Keenan as Principal for a Day.

“It was great having Ms. Myers here at the school; the students adjust to her very well,” Pressley said.

Myers was a great principal; she really seems to care about students’ learning, and they were learning a lot. She asked questions about how they like being at Keenan.

“…She [is] a great person…,and it’s always nice have a cop at the school,” Ms. Joan Alexander, agriculture teacher, said.

Myers is a great leader for her to come to school and to get know students; it took a lot of courage. When students met her, she had a smile on her face. She was full of energy. Students wanted to meet her and just be around her; she was just that nice.

“[I] attended Columbia College. [I] wouldn’t change what [I] do for living. [I] love working with students and their behavior problem[s], so coming to Keenan was…easy because working with children is what [I] do,” Myers said.

Students enjoyed her stay at Keenan and they hope she revisits one day.

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