Brian Perry, the Department of Defense Education Activity Community Superintendent for South Carolina and Fort Stewart, is pleased to announce Chi Anne McGrew as the new principal for Kessler Elementary School at Fort Stewart, Georgia. McGrew will assume her duties on July 16.
"McGrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences that will greatly benefit the students and staff at Kessler Elementary School." Perry said. "Specifically, her experiences as an effective teacher and a school leader will be a great asset to our team."
McGrew has over 20 years of experience as an educational leader in various settings and served as the Assistant Principal at SHAPE American Elementary School in Belgium and the Information Specialist at Faith Middle School in Fort Moore. She has also taught at Tabb Middle School in Yorktown, VA, Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, NJ, and Tattnall County High School in Reidsville.
McGrew earned her Master of Science in School Administration from the University of Central Missouri and an Education Specialist Degree in Human Services and Learning Resources, specializing as a certified Library Media Specialist. She also holds a Master of Science in Integrating Technology in the Classroom from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a focus on Social Sciences and English from Kansas State University.
"I am thrilled to assume the role of principal at Kessler Elementary," McGrew said. "Returning to this vibrant community is very exciting. I am eager to collaborate with students, staff, and parents to foster a supportive and inspiring learning environment that empowers every student to reach their full potential."
Outside of her professional roles, McGrew has actively contributed to her community as a School Liaison Officer in Germany and Missouri, providing a positive experience for military families by acting as a communication link between the military, community, and schools. In addition, she has successfully resolved conflicts, facilitated issue resolution, and supported military families with special needs.
McGrew looks forward to returning to Georgia with her husband, Tom, and their two youngest children.