Roach new principal at Palmetto High


roachAnderson School District One Superintendent David Havird is recommending Robby Roach to fill the position of Principal of Palmetto High School. Roach has been serving as assistant principal/Director of Freshman Academy at Palmetto High for the past two years. Roach will assume his new duties in early July. The position will be officially voted on at the next meeting of The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees on July 29.

Roach is a 1987 Palmetto High School graduate and has lived here all of his life with the exception of serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Clemson University, his Master degree from Furman University and is currently pursuing his PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Roach said, “I am extremely excited to become principal of my alma mater.  It is an honor to work with the dedicated faculty and staff at Palmetto High.  They are so caring and committed to helping students find success in everything they do.  I am very encouraged by the support from this staff and the community, it is great to be a Mustang and I’m looking forward to a great year.”

Superintendent Havird said, “Mr. Robby Roach has strong instructional leadership skills and possesses good communication and organizational abilities that will allow him to successfully lead Palmetto High School as they prepare for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Furthermore, Mr. Roach will have excellent support from a talented staff and a caring community as everyone works together to prepare students for college and career readiness skills.”

He is married to Jo Earle William Roach, a Palmetto graduate also who is also employed by Anderson School District One as a teacher at Palmetto Elementary School. He has one daughter that will be a first grader at Palmetto Elementary School this fall.