Dear Brockman Families,
I am honored to be returning to Brockman Elementary School as your interim principal for the 2017-18 school year. Some of you may remember me from four years ago, when I also served in the same capacity. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this school’s excellent faculty, staff and families during that time and look forward to working with you again.
My professional career of 40+ years has been in the field of public education in Richland School Districts One and Two. I have administrative experience at elementary, middle and high school, which includes 9 years as principal of Brennen Elementary in Richland One. During the four years since I served as interim principal at Brockman Elementary, I have continued to be actively employed by the district in various roles, such as mentoring various first-year principals, working with all 28 elementary principals about their school’s master schedules, assisting principals with various accreditation documents, and screening and interviewing candidates for various positions throughout the district.
During my full-time career, I was actively involved with the SC Association of School Administrators. I served as president of the Elementary Division and as a member of the SCASA board. I also served as South Carolina’s representative to the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
On a personal level, I grew up in the small town of North, SC and came to Columbia when I entered college at USC (Go Gamecocks!). I have two wonderful sons, Trey (age 39) and Max (age 36). Trey is married to my lovely daughter-in-law, Christin, and they have given me two special grandchildren – Edward (age 10) and Harper (age 7). Max is engaged to his wonderful fiancé, Dawn, and they are planning a February 2018 wedding.
Even though I have not had specific Montessori training, I really learned a lot about it during my prior year as interim principal. The Montessori philosophy and method provides an amazingly effective individualized learning experience for students, and I am excited to be working in this environment again.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or ideas that you would like to discuss. I can be reached at 803-790-6743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Marian Crum-Mack