Tommy Bolger has been named the new principal at Wren Elementary School. He has been principal of Ravenel Elementary School in Oconee County since 2006. Bolger is filling the position vacated by former Wren Elementary principal, Rhonda Rhodes, who has accepted an administrative position with the Greenville County School District.
Bolger was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to America when he was 26. He attended SWU on a soccer scholarship where he majored in Elementary Education. Bolger then received his masters degree from Clemson University in Educational Leadership. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership.
Bolger said, “As I enter my 20th year in education, I am honored and humbled to become the principal at Wren Elementary. I have spent the last 8 years as the principal of Ravenel Elementary School in Oconee County which I truly loved. However, to come to Wren Elementary and to Anderson District One makes me excited and I am looking forward to meeting the Wren community.”
Superintendent, David Havird said, “Mr. Bolger has an administrative record of strong leadership and excellent communication skills in his previous assignments. It is my expectation that he will bring much energy and enthusiasm to Wren Elementary School on behalf of the students and staff. We are pleased to have him join the Anderson District One team.”
He is married to Tracy, who is math teacher at Daniel High school in Pickens County, and is in her 25th year of teaching. His daughter, Jordan, is a junior at Clemson University and is majoring in math. His son, Dylan, graduated this year from Seneca High school and will be joining the Air Force in August for 6 years.