New principal for Aiken High School announced

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Jul. 29—A new principal for Aiken High School has been named.

Assistant Principal Alisa Hamrick has been named the principal for the 2022-23. The Aiken County Board of Education approved Hamrick for the position during its meeting on July 26.

"I am beyond thrilled to be the principal," Hamrick said in a news release from the school district. "Aiken High is my family, and I cannot wait to serve the school in this new capacity. I feel energized and ready for the challenge."

Hamrick has a long history with Aiken County schools. She began teaching in 2010 and has taught at North Augusta and South Aiken high schools. In 2014 she became an assistant principal at Aiken High School. Hamrick is also a graduate of South Aiken High School.

While she worked as the assistant principal at Aiken High School, she was involved in the Cambridge program, Aiken iNNOVATE and special education.

She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from USC Aiken and a Masters of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Hamrick is looking forward to starting her new position at the high school.

"My initial goals for the upcoming school year will be to continue to keep safety and learning a priority," she said. "In addition, I will focus on increasing faculty and staff, student, parent, and community engagement in the school."

She will begin her new duties immediately. Her appointment follows former Aiken High School principal Dr. Jason Holt taking a new position with the Edgefield County School District.