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Horry County Schools appoints two new principals

Left: Lee James: Right: Christel Arnette (Source: Horry County Schools) Left: Lee James: Right: Christel Arnette (Source: Horry County Schools)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Schools announced the appointment of two principals for the 2016-2017 school year, which begins in less than one month for students.

According to a press release, Lee James, principal at Conway Middle School, has been named the new principal of Conway High School. Velna Allen, who has been serving as the interim principal at CHS, as well as the district’s executive director of secondary education, will return to her duties as the supervisor for HCS secondary education schools and programs.

James has been the principal at Conway Middle for one year and was previously the assistant principal at Green Sea Floyds High School for four years, the release stated. He has eight years of classroom experience as a math teacher at Loris Middle School and at Greenwood High School in Greenwood, S.C.

The second appointment is Christel Arnette taking the role of principal at Myrtle Beach Primary School, returning to lead the school where she began her teaching career.

Arnette has been an assistant principal at St. James Elementary School for five years, and worked at Myrtle Beach Primary as a teacher, reading interventionist, and assistant principal for 17 years. 

According to the release, both James and Arnette will transition to their new appointments this week.

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