Phone: (803) 641-2570


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees Ed.D. Educational Leadership Ed.S. Administration and Supervision M.Ed. Middle Grades Education Middle/High School English Middle/High School Social Studies B.A. Communications (Drama/Speech) Certifications Elementary Supervisor Elementary Principal Secondary Supervisor Secondary Principal

Dr. Valerie McGahee

It is exciting to be a member of the Jackson Middle School staff. I look forward to interacting with everyone as a member of the Jackson/Beech Island community. I am a 30+ year veteran educator, who retired from the Richmond County School System before coming to Aiken County. While in Richmond County, I served in a variety positions, including assistant principal and principal. Excitement for me abounds for the JMS school family as we begin a new era of school leadership. Working with middle school students has and continues to be a great source of pleasure for me. I love teaching 6th grade English Language Arts. I have attended the University of Georgia, Augusta University, and South Carolina State University, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees. I am a native Augustan, a graduate of Aquinas High School. My pride and joy is my one son who is a senior Chemistry major at Benedict College in Columbia. I am active in my church, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where I am a member of the Trustee Board, the Kitchen Ministry, and the Music and Arts Ministry. I am also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with friends. I look forward to a wonderful year of teaching and learning with the students and staff of Jackson Middle School.



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