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Meet our School Administrators

Mrs. Markeita Barber

Mrs. Markeita Barber

Titles: Principal
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School: 803-425-8970 ext. 7602
Biography:

I am honored to be the principal at a school I once attended. I was born in Camden and I am a proud graduate of Camden High School. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Education from College of Charleston, a Masters Degree in Instructional Accommodations from Francis Marion University, and a Masters Degree in Education and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University. This is my 15th year in Education.  My experiences include teaching kindergarten through third grade, assistant administrator, and assistant principal. This is my 7th year as an elementary school principal and I love being a Bullpup!
This year, we have “Leveled Up to Leadership” through the implementation of  “Leader In Me'.  Our Bullpups will learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Steven Covey and participate in schoolwide and classroom leadership roles, and set and track goals.  It’s going to be an exciting journey. 

On a personal note, I am married to a fellow educator and we are the proud parents of four beautiful children: Ava, Torri Jr., Lucas and Kenzley.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education, College of Charleston
  • M.Ed. in Instructional Accommodations, Francis Marion University
  • M.Ed. in Education and Supervision, Southern Wesleyan University
Mr. Cody Strong

Mr. Cody Strong

Titles: Assistant Principal
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School: 803-425-8970 ext. 7616
Biography:

My name is Cody Strong and I am thrilled to be the Assistant Principal at Pine Tree Hill Elementary.  I am a proud product of the Kershaw County School District.  I graduated from Winthrop University in 2007 with a B.A. in History and then from Gardner-Webb University in 2015 with a M.Ed. in Executive Leadership.  I began my teaching career at Rock Hill High School where I taught Social Studies from 2008-2016.  I was also a baseball and swim teach coach while at Rock Hill High.  In 2016-2017, I was at Kelly Mill Middle School where I was also a Social Studies teacher and I was an Assistant Principal at Lugoff Elgin Middle School from 2017-2021.

I am married to an absolutely wonderful woman who is also a Kershaw County graduate and we have two sons, Jake (10) and Grayson (7).  I am a huge Clemson fan and my personal interests include woodworking, hunting/fishing, and spending time with my family.  It is a dream come true to be able to be back in Kershaw County and I am looking forward to working with the students, faculty, and community here.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thanks and let's have a great year!

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Winthrop University in 2007 with a B.A. in History.
  • Gardner-Webb University in 2015 with a M.Ed. in Executive Leadership.