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Wanda Parrott

Wanda Parrott Named Florence 1 Schools Assistant Principal of the Year 

Dr. Richard O’Malley, Superintendent of Florence 1 Schools, announced today that Wanda Parrott, Assistant Principal of Savannah Grove Elementary school, has been named the Florence 1 Schools 2020-21 Assistant Principal of the Year. 

Nominated for this recognition by a group of her peers, including fellow assistant principals and school administrators in Florence 1 Schools, Assistant Principal Parrott has served at Savannah Grove since 2015. 

Parrot grew up in the Savannah Grove community and attended Savannah Grove Elementary School.  In 2001 she began her career in Florence 1 Schools as a classroom assistant, later advancing as a teacher at Wallace-Gregg Elementary School. Parrot obtained her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Coker College and a Master of Education from Cambridge College, and in 2012 joined the teaching staff at Savannah Grove Elementary. In the year to follow, she would become the Curriculum Coordinator and later the Assistant Principal. 


“Mrs. Parrott has served both Savannah Grove Elementary School and the surrounding community for many years in various capacities. In a short period of time, I have found her to be willing to help in any way she can regardless of the task,” said Latanya Yates-Ford, Principal of Savannah Grove Elementary. 

“Her nurturing spirit transcends age, as she not only cares for our students but the adults as well. Mrs. Parrott is dedicated to SGES and the families we serve. Savannah Grove Elementary School has been and will continue to be blessed and rise with Gator Pride because Mrs. Wanda Williams-Parrott is a cornerstone that holds us together,” she added. 

Outside of academia, Parrot is a wife and a mother of two sons, an active member of her church, enjoys reading, and spending time with her family.

On Thursday evening, amidst school and community members, Dr. O’Malley congratulated Parrot for receipt of this honor.  He also announced that Assistant Principal Parrott will now vie for the title of South Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year through the South Carolina School Administrators’ Principal of the Year awards Program.