In order to maintain its reputation as a leader in South Carolina Montessori education, Richland One turned to PROACT Search to find a new principal for Brockman Elementary in 2013. In addition to experience in the Montessori and elementary school environments, the ideal candidates would demonstrate solid parent engagement skills, strong instructional leadership, and arrive motivated to educate the whole child. Following the successful hiring of a new principal for Brockman, Richland One once again sought the help of PROACT Search in 2014 to recruit traditional elementary school principals for the Caughman Road Elementary School.
PROACT Search recruited almost 150 candidates for the two positions. For Brockman, PROACT Search interviewed and presented the 14 most qualified educators. Ultimately, Brockman hired Brenda Powell, a veteran educator with almost 20 years’ experience, including 8 years as a Montessori principal. For Caughman Road, PROACT Search interviewed and presented the 13 most qualified individuals. The district selected 4 finalists, and after much deliberation, hired Teresa Turner, a principal with Charleston County School District in South Carolina to lead Caughman Road Elementary school starting in the 2014-2015 school year.