Dr. Wilson

My name is Dr. Wilson and I have been the principal and Executive director of The Palmetto School for 8 years and I have been in education for 20 years. I am a native of Charleston South Carolina. I earned my bachelors of science degree in special education at the college of Charleston. I earned my Masters of Education degree in Education Leadership from Winthrop University and received my EDD from Nova Southeastern University.  I love making a difference in the lives of children who are in need.
I have been married for 16 years to my wife Kimberly Wilson and we have a daughter, Sophia Wilson. I currently live in the “big town” of Sharon, South Carolina. In my spare time I enjoy reading education books and love riding bikes and going fishing with Sophia.

Mr. B

My name is Mr. B and I am the Assistant Principal and 6-8 grade teacher at The Palmetto School.  I received my teaching degree from Pennsylvania State University.  This year will be my 11th year at the school, and most of that time I have been the middle school teacher. My favorite subject to teach is math, but i also feel the other academic subjects can be fun too!!

I am married to my wife Stacy for 11 years. We have three sons: James, Jarome, and Kydan.  I do not live in Rock Hill, but travel from Clover, South Carolina.  In addition to the five humans in the house, we have three dogs and five cats. 

I am excited to get this year started, and look forward to meeting my student and their families.  

Ms. Rose

Biography to come

Ms. Burns

Biography to come

Ms. Chris

My name is Chris Miller, known better as Ms. Chris, and I am the Executive Assistant at The Palmetto School. At the school I handle all work in the office including student enrollment, correspondence, school nurse, banking, ordering supplies, coordinating students at The Children’s Attention Home, and any other duties that arise. I have been with the school for the past five years. Prior to that, I spent eight years working in the Rock Hill School District at South Pointe High School in the Guidance office.

My husband and I live in Rock Hill and have a son and a daughter, but we are now empty-nesters. Going to the beach is one of my favorite past times!

Ms. George

Biography to come

Ms. Nakia

My name is Nakia Pressley and I am the proud mother of Donovan Maddox Pressley. He is a second grader at Rosewood Elementary. We enjoy going to church, hanging out at the beach and trying new restaurants. My son is developmentally delayed, which is one of the reasons that I continue to work with children that are born into unique situations. My son has taught me more about life than any book could ever teach me.

I am currently serving as the behavior interventionist for the Palmetto Charter School. I have been a substitute teacher in the Rock Hill school district, but I haven’t worked in any other schools capacity. I bring with me over twenty years of experience in residential settings, working with children that have been traumatized emotionally, mentally and physically. I graduated from Limestone College with a degree in business administration and a degree in business management, but working with children has become one of the greatest accomplishments in my life. I would like for children that face difficulties in their life to believe that circumstances are apart of their destiny, but it’s not their final destination.

Ms. Hopper

My name is Kerrin Hopper and I began my studies at a conservatory in The Netherlands. I finished my under graduate degree at The University of Texas in Austin, and completed my Masters degree at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

I have been juried into the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Arts in Education Roster for approved artists in the fields of both art and music.

I currently teach music, creative arts and 8th grade social studies at The Palmetto School in Rock Hill SC. I also do workshops for Clemson University at their facilities serving teenage girls in the lower part of the state.

I enjoy working with clay, mixed media and watercolors. My work is exhibited and sold in a gallery in Seaside Florida.