Dr. Kinloch, Interim Principal

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Karen E. Kinloch
Dr. Kinloch

I am a native of Walterboro, SC.  I was educated in the public schools of Colleton County.  I am a 1987 graduate of the former Walterboro High School which is now Colleton County High School and am also a former flute player in the Walterboro High School Marching Band of Blue! 

I have earned the following degrees:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (1991) from The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC; Master of Education Degree in Elementary School Adminstration (1998) and Specialist in Education Degree in Educational Leadership-Superintendency (2000) from The Citadel, Charleston, SC; and Doctor of Education Degree (2013) from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. 

The 2016-2017 school year marks my 25th year as a public school educator.  I taught 4th and 5th grade English Language arts, science, and math for 8.5 years in Walterboro.  In August 2000 I moved to Darlington, SC to assume the position of Assistant Principal at 
St. John's Elementary School.  This is my 17th year as Assistant Principal at SJE where everyone is full of SJE spirit and "Bear Pride"! 

I currently reside in Florence, SC.  My hobbies include playing the piano, traveling I-95 South to visit my family, experimenting with cooking new recipes, and doing educational research.