She's Got WINGS

As the Creed reminds, "working together is a must." When champion collaborator Lucy Beckham of Wando High School was named the best principal in the nation by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, confetti poured from the ceiling and kids cheered.

Student-focused educator wins award
for her leadership

Gathered for the announcement in a surprise assembly were state and community education officials as well as Lucy Beckham’s family. Presentation of the award in Washington will accompany a $5,000 prize to be used for school projects.

An educator for more than 30 years, Lucy Beckham has been principal at Mount Pleasant’s Wando, the state’s largest high school with 3,100 students, since 1998. Tributes to her leadership include being named one of the best high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Nancy McGinley, superintendent of the Charleston County School District, said: “She is a local superstar for good reason!” (Charleston Post & Courier story on the announcement.)

Principal Beckham gave the credit to her staff and students. “Wando is an incredible place. Everyone here is committed to excellence.”

She’s got WINGS.

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