Principal

Mr. Eric Jeffcoat

Phone: (803) 442-6170

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Eric Jeffcoat

Welcome to Hammond Hill Elementary. I am honored to be serving as the principal of Hammond Hill Elementary.  I was born in Columbia, SC and attended schools in Columbia.  I graduated from Richland Northeast High School in 1987.  After graduating from high school I attended Columbia International University where I completed a major in Bible and a minor in Pastoral Ministries. After graduating from college I accepted a 3rd grade teaching position at St. Andrews Christian Academy.  While working there I taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade for a total of 6 years.  While teaching I completed a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Columbia International University.  After receiving my Master’s Degree I started teaching in Richland School District Two at Rice Creek Elementary and Lake Carolina Elementary for a total of three years.  While at Lake Carolina Elementary I became assistant principal.  During that time I completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Capella University.  I became principal of Windsor Elementary in 2006 where I served for over 7 years. I began a new journey in Jasper County where I taught middle school and eventually became principal of Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School. I am thrilled that my newest journey has brought me to Aiken County Public School District to be principal of Hammond Hill Elementary. I am currently working on my doctorate at Grand Canyon University.  

 I have four wonderful children: Benjamin, Jonathan, Sarah, and Anna.  My oldest is in high school, two are in middle school, and my youngest child is in elementary school. For fun I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, technology gadgets, reading, attending performances and concerts of all kinds, and traveling.  I am an active member of my church where I serve as a teacher in the Sunday School department and Children’s Ministry department.

Some of my accomplishments since I have been in education are:

 • Principal of the Year for Jasper County School District

• Palmetto Silver Award for academic achievement at Windsor Elementary

• Implemented START on Time (Safe Transitions and Reduced Tardies)

• Designed and Created the Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School Academies of Leadership with four academies: Convergent Media Academy, Creative Arts Academy, Sports and Fitness Academy, and STEM Academy

•  “Creating the Village” Award

• “Thinking out of the Box” Award

• STEM Block Grant ($200,000)

• 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (2008 and 2012)

• Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant ($6.5 million)

• Windsor Elementary became an Authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School under my leadership

• Improved academic achievement by collaborating with faculty, providing appropriate professional development, initiating programs to meet specific needs, and using data to make informed decisions

• Increased parental involvement by getting to know our community and making changes based on their recommendations

• Increased parental involvement of dads by implementing Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

• Implemented and sustained a mentor program for students

• Project CARE Grant which provided a second school counselor who focused on intervention through small groups

• Increased the diversity of our faculty and staff by recruiting males and minorities

• Increased the number of books circulated in the media center by implementing and sustaining a motivational reading incentive program for students

• Increased the amount of technology at the school

• Began a one to one computer initiative for students at Windsor Elementary and Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School

• Supervised the major construction and renovation projects at the school which included the building of a new cafeteria and kitchen and a complete renovation of 24 classrooms and the media center

• Reorganized and restructured the school after a major rezoning

• Served as a mentor and coach for induction principals through the State Department of Education

• Formed a partnership with Columbia International University and Columbia College

• Guest speaker at various churches and organizations

• Developed an effective Response to Intervention (RtI) model

• Implemented Advanced Placement at Windsor (APAW) for academically advanced and gifted students 

• Implemented a single gender program

• Trainer for Thinking Maps

• Trainer for Write from the Beginning

• Certified TAP Evaluator

• Served on the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (SCASCD) board

• Served on the Columbia International University Education Advisory Council

• Served on the Columbia College Advisory Board for Education



Assistant Principal

Ms. Elizabeth Rabb

Phone: (803) 442-6170

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Elizabeth Rabb