July 14, 2021 (Columbia, South Carolina) – Lowcountry Connections Academy announces the appointment of GeRita Connor as school leader of the tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 across South Carolina. In this position, Connor will lead a robust staff of dedicated teachers and administrators at Lowcountry Connections Academy, which will start its first school year on August 17, 2021.
Connor brings more than 17 years of experience in the public and virtual education sectors to her new role at Lowcountry Connections Academy. Connor previously worked for Connections Academy in North Carolina before leaving to take a principal position and will bring this experience with the Connections Academy model to her role at the helm of Lowcountry Connections Academy.
“As we come out of the pandemic and take thoughtful steps toward empowering students to adapt and thrive in a changing world, I am honored to lead this new school and be part of the learning, growth and success of our students and staff,” said Connor. “I’m passionate about building relationships with students and their families and understanding the unique value that each of them adds to our school community. I look forward to a great first school year.”
Prior to joining Lowcountry Connections Academy, Connor served as principal in charter and traditional brick and mortar schools. Connor holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a Master of Special Education from the University of North Carolina Pembroke and a Master of School Administration from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
As a full-time, online public school, Lowcountry Connections Academy will provide students with the continuous support of state-certified teachers and curriculum that focuses on both academics and social-emotional learning. Teachers are specially trained to bring their skills and personality to the virtual classroom and emphasize the importance of fostering meaningful connections with students and their families. Learning plans are flexible and can be uniquely tailored based on a student’s specific needs, helping them to take ownership of their own unique educational journey. Students who enroll in the school will join a collaborative community of their fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment.
For more information on Lowcountry Connections Academy, please visit the school’s website.