New principal chosen for Colleton County Middle School

When students return to school in Colleton County in the fall, they will see one new face at the helm of education at Colleton Middle School.

Matthew Brantley has been chosen as the new principal.

Colleton County School District official say the School Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, June 9, to accept a recommendation from Dr. Franklin L. Foster on hiring Brantley as principal for the 2015-16 school year.

Brantley is currently serving as the principal of Long Middle School in Chesterfield County School District.  According to his Linkedin profile, he has been an educator for 15 years as a social studies teacher, assistant principal and principal. He has also held the title of head junior varsity boys basketball coach, head varsity golf coach, head middle school football coach, head middle school basketball coach, assistant varsity golf coach, assistant varsity basketball coach, assistant junior varsity football coach, and  athletic director.

We’re learning Brantley was selected from a pool of 22 applicants who applied for the position.


RELATED: Colleton Middle School Principal Senaca Baines resigns from his post.

A school in Colleton County will soon be without a principal. Colleton Middle School Principal Senaca Baines has resigned from his post.

Colleton County School District officials say Baines officially turned in his resignation in early May to superintendent Dr. Franklin Foster.

In a statement, Dr. Foster thanked Baines for his time with Colleton County School District and wished him well in his next position.

We’re told Baines will stay with the district through the end of this school year.  His last day is expected to be June 30.

Baines has been the principal of CMS since 2013.

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