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Dr. Whitney L. Koeppen
I have over twenty years of experience--all in middle school.  I have a BS degree in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston, a Master's degree from Clemson University in Educational Leadership, an Educational Specialist degree and a Doctorate of Education from the University of the Cumberlands.  I taught English and Social Studies in West Columbia, SC, Ware Shoals, SC and Goshen, KY.  I served as Associate Principal at South Oldham Middle School is Crestwood, KY for 8 years before moving back to SC in 2021.  For the 2021-2022 school year, I served as assistant principal at Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School. 
I was born and raised in Orangeburg, SC and have been a resident of McCormick since the end of June 2022.  I am married to my husband, Mark, who is originally from Greenwood, SC.  We have three Entlebucher Swiss Mountain Dogs--Kocoa, Klark and Kooper.  I am thrilled and honored to serve the students, teacher, parents and community of McCormick Middle School.