Dr. Kinloch, Principal

Hello My Name Is...

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 2017-2018 school year marks my 26th 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.  The 2017-2018 school year is my first year as Principal of St. John's Elementary 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.