Dr. Jeannie Lett Named New Principal At Conway Middle

Lett brings 22 years of educational experience to the role

June 14, 2022 - Dr. Jeannie Lett will become the next principal at Conway Middle School on July 1 and brings a unique combination of educational experiences that she says will help her prepare students for the middle to high school transition. 

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“As a former middle school principal, there are a lot of things that I know will help our middle school kids prepare for high school,” Lett said. “Having worked in a high school for the last five to six years, I’m more ready to step in and help our students be prepared for that transition to make it a little more seamless.”

Lett joined JCPS in 2017 as an instructional coach at Stuart Academy. In 2018, she became the academy principal at Iroquois High School, where she served as an instructional leader and oversaw student behavior and discipline.

Prior to her work in JCPS, Lett served as an assistant principal at Ridgeland Hardeeville High School, a district math and data coordinator at Jasper County School District, a principal at Ridgeland Middle School, and an assistant principal at Cross High School – all in South Carolina. 

“I love middle school,” Lett said. “I’m just grateful, honestly, for the opportunity to lead Conway.”

Dr. Nate Meyer, assistant superintendent of Accelerated Improvement Schools (AIS), said the department is thrilled that Dr. Lett will remain a member of the JCPS AIS team in her new role. 

“Dr. Lett has served in a myriad of leadership roles that have prepared her to continue the great work already occurring at Conway,” Meyer said. “Dr. Lett will connect across stakeholders to ensure the school is an exceptional place for kids to learn and educators to teach.”

Lett earned her Ed.D. and Ed.S. in educational administration from South Carolina State University. She also has an M.Ed. in educational leadership and administration from Charleston Southern University, an M.Ed. in curriculum and leadership from Southern Wesleyan University, and a B.S. in secondary math education from South Carolina State University. 

Throughout her 22-year career, Lett has been recognized for her expertise in curricular and data-driven instructional best practices and ability to improve culture and climate. As a natural relationship builder, Lett said she will make getting to know the school community a top priority.

“The first thing I want to do is just let people know who I am and sit down with the community, the students, the teachers, and talk about how we see turning Conway into a great middle school,” Lett said. “I think Conway has a great foundation already. I believe that we can take its great foundation and turn it into an even better school.”