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    Principal's Message:


    I am excited to be a part of the “Eagle” Family as Principal of Heyward Gibbes Middle School.  I am a proud native of Chester, SC and graduate of Chester Senior High School.  I continued my studies at Winthrop University where I received a B.A. in History with a Secondary Education minor and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.  I also attended USC- Columbia where I received an Ed.S. in Education Administration, and I am currently pursuing my doctorate.  I was employed by the Chester County School District for eighteen years where I served as a High Social Studies Teacher (five years), High School Assistant Principal (seven years), and Middle School Principal (six years).  Since coming to Richland School District One in 2017, I have proudly served as an Assistant Principal at Eau Claire High School.  I am married to my lovely wife Sonya, and we are the proud parents of a vibrant baby boy “CJ.” I am thankful for the opportunity to continue my work in the Eau Claire Community to work with our fine students, caring families, phenomenal faculty and staff members, and supportive community members.  Your child’s success is our number one priority, and if there is anything that we can do to assist you and your student in his/ her pursuit of success, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


     Cedrick R. Tidwell, Sr. 



    Assistant Principals



     Assistant Principal

     Mrs. Kimberly Brown

    8th-grade Assistant Principal



    Ms. Lashawnte Sarvis

    6th-grade Assistant Principal 


    Mr. Mastrovito

     Mr. John Mastrovito

    7th-grade Assistant Principal