Business, community leaders become principal for a day

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - If you're dropping your child off at school Tuesday you may see a familiar face standing in for the principal of their school.

On Tuesday, October 8, business and community leaders from across Horry County get the opportunity to fill the shoes of a principal for one day.

Each "Principal for the Day" will meet Superintendent Cindy Elsberry on Wednesday to share everything they learn on Tuesday. Here's a list of the participants:

  • Academy for Arts, Science and Technology: Dodd Smith, President and Chief Operations Officer, Metglas, Inc.
  • Academy for Technology and Academics: Blakely Roof, Assistant Director for Foundation and Marketing, Conway Medical Center Foundation
  • HCS Adult Education: Brenda England, Regional Manager, SC Works
  • HCS Early College High School: Kevin McDowell, Real Estate Agent, Prudential Myrtle Beach
  • The Scholars Academy: Laura Crowther, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors
  • Aynor High School: Diane Bagnal, Owner, Bagnal Pharmacy
  • Carolina Forest High School: Scott Thompson, President, Thompson Farms
  • Conway High School: Esther Murphy, Director of Recycling and Corporate Affairs, Horry County Solid Waste Authority
  • Green Sea Floyds High School: Dr. Marilyn Fore, Senior Vice President, Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • Loris High School: Robert Blair, WPDE TV15
  • Myrtle Beach High School: Terrance Herriott, Lender, Conway National Bank
  • North Myrtle Beach High School: Jennifer Willard, Marketing and Sales Manager, Medieval Times
  • Socastee High School: Mike Hill, President, AvCraft
  • St. James High School: Melissa Hartsog, General Manager, Sonic
  • Aynor Middle School: Ryan Graham, Director of Plant Engineering, Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
  • Black Water Middle School: Berns Massey, Executive Director, Conway Medical Center Foundation
  • Conway Middle School: Aaron Reiss, Material Planner, Santee Cooper
  • Forestbrook Middle School: John Sanders, Chairman, Grand Strand Technology Council
  • Loris Middle School: Natalie Wayne, Owner, Arts Alive Performing Arts Center
  • Ocean Bay Middle School: Nancy Livesay, Assistant Solicitor,15th Judicial Circuit
  • Myrtle Beach Middle School: Brad Lofton, Executive Director, Horry County Economic Development Corporation
  • North Myrtle Beach Middle School: Rev. Wilmot Merchant, II; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
  • St. James Middle School: Sgt. Jeff Benton, Horry County Sheriff's Office
  • Whittemore Park Middle School: Senator Greg Hembree, South Carolina District 28
  • Aynor Elementary School: Jane Pierce, Pastor, Pisgah United Methodist Church
  • Burgess Elementary School: Ted Fortenberry, General Manager, WMBF TV10
  • Carolina Forest Elementary School: Brandy Incorvia, Community Relations and Education Representative, Santee Cooper
  • Conway Elementary School: Carlita Goff, Supervisor for Area Distribution Engineering, Santee Cooper
  • Forestbrook Elementary School: Robert Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Green Builders
  • Green Sea Floyds Elementary School: Ken Robinson, Revenue Protection Specialist, Santee Cooper
  • Homewood Elementary School: Rebecca Hardwick, Area Sales Manager, First Citizens Bank
  • Kingston Elementary School: Steve Robertson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Waccamaw Publishers
  • Lakewood Elementary School: Dennis Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Jackson Companies
  • Loris Elementary School: Jack Huggins, Principal Engineer, Santee Cooper
  • Midland Elementary School: Solicitor Jimmy Richardson, II, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Myrtle Beach Elementary School: Todd Caton, Director of Technical Operations, Time Warner Cable
  • Myrtle Beach Intermediate School: Justin Jordan, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Bookseller
  • Myrtle Beach Primary School: Diana Greene, Executive Vice President, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • North Myrtle Beach Elementary: Jeneane Todd, Director, North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum
  • North Myrtle Beach Intermediate School: Denise Blackburn, President, Marketing Strategies, Inc.
  • North Myrtle Beach Primary School: Marc Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Ocean Bay Elementary School: Woody Ford, Operations Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Palmetto Bays Elementary School: Christy Everett, Chief Operations Officer, Grand Stand Water and Sewer Authority
  • Pee Dee Elementary School: Lisa Bourcier, Public Information Officer, Horry County Government
  • River Oaks Elementary School: Lt. Robert Kegler, Horry County Police Department
  • Seaside Elementary School: Vicki Levy, Agency Representative, State Farm Insurance
  • Socastee Elementary School: State Representative Heather Ammons Crawford, SC House of Representatives District 68
  • South Conway Elementary School: Franklin Sanders Agency Owner, Allstate Insurance
  • St. James Elementary School: Bob Juback, News Anchor, WBTW TV13
  • Waccamaw Elementary School: Robert Hucks, Vice President, Coastal Carolina National Bank

The Principal for a Day event is coordinated with the assistance of Santee Cooper, the Waccamaw Regional Education Center, and the Chambers of Commerce of Aynor, Conway, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.