Binnicker named Principal of the Year


Columbia – Wren High Principal Robbie Binnicker has been named the 2012 South Carolina High School Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

Binnicker was selected from an outstanding field of administrator candidates by a veteran panel of judges. The other finalist competing for the award was Jo Mayer from White Knoll High School in Lexington District One.

The criteria used in the selection of this coveted award are set by the National Association of Secondary School Principal and sponsored by MetLife. “We are very pleased that Robbie Binnicker has been named as the SCASA Secondary Principal of the Year,” said Molly Spearman, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. “He is an outstanding educator who is a strong advocate for children. His personal approach has transformed his school in a multitude of ways.”

Dr. Wayne Fowler, Superintendent of Anderson School District One, stated, “What truly makes Mr. Binnicker an outstanding principal is his character.” Dr. John Pruitt, Director of Secondary Education further stated, “His door is always open to teachers, students, parents, and community members. He is the kind of principal every parent would wish for their child and every district administrator would choose to serve as an example for others wishing to enter that area of professional education.”

SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 2,800 members. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.