Dr. Tiffany Hall has been named the principal at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School for the 2019-20 school year and will begin in July.

Aiken County Board of Education members approved her appointment during the April 16 special called meeting, according to a news release from the Aiken County Public School District.

Michelle Padgett, the school’s current leader, previously accepted a new position within the district as principal of Graniteville Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year.

“Leavelle McCampbell is a community-based school with a strong educational tradition, and the people care about providing the best possible educational experience for their kids. As a parent of two students myself, I completely relate to that,” Hall said. “The teachers there are so positive about their students. The same sense of pride in the community is also present within the school as well amongst the faculty and staff.”

Hall, an Aiken County Public Schools graduate of Aiken High School who currently is assistant principal at Jackson STEM Middle School, said she was attracted to Leavelle McCampbell by the strong sense of community pride in education she has witnessed in the Graniteville area.

Hall is especially active as a community volunteer, something she looks to continue within the Graniteville community. She is the Aiken Junior Woman’s Club Midlands district vice president and a member of the United Way of Aiken County’s Young Philanthropist Society.

She has served as the Aiken Jaycee’s vice president in addition to serving on the executive leadership team of the American Cancer Society-Relay for Life.

Hall is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Aiken, Aiken Young Professionals and is a volunteer for the Aiken Downtown Development Association.

“Giving back to the community is really important to me,” Hall said. “I was a military kid, and we moved around a lot. I never really felt like I was part of those communities or that I belonged. When my dad retired here in Aiken, for the first time I felt welcomed and part of a community. I had so many broken educational experiences as well, learning one thing in class in Massachusetts, then something completely different in Florida. The teachers here built so much confidence in me, and I am just so appreciative of everything they poured into me.”

Hall’s academic background includes a doctoral degree in educational administration and an educational specialist degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master in Education degree from Grand Canyon University, and a Master in Secondary Education degree and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Coastal Carolina University.

Larry Wood covers education for the Aiken Standard.