Charleston County School District this week announced and welcomed Tawayne Weems as interim principal of Daniel Jenkins Academy. Weems has served as an assistant principal at R.B. Stall High School since 2013.
Weems began his career as a Spanish teacher in Akron Public Schools in Ohio in 1996. Weems moved to Pittsburgh four years later where he continued working as a Spanish teacher for nine years before becoming an assistant principal and principal in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
In 2012, Weems joined CCSD as a Spanish teacher at R.B. Stall where he utilized Capturing Kids’ Hearts programs to build positive relations with students, developed curricula for native and novice Spanish speakers, provided interpretation services for students and staff, and worked collaboratively interdepartmentally to provide translations of materials to adapt to English Language Learners (ELL) students. After one year, Weems was promoted to assistant principal.
In his role as an assistant principal at Stall, Weems managed school operations, facilitated student transportation, supervised the Special Education and World Language departments, and reduced suspension rates and school incidents through management of school discipline. He also conducted parent workshops, managed the school’s on-site alternative program increasing the number of students graduating and obtaining credits, and mentored students restored back to school to help increase their success rate.
Weems received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Spanish from the University of Akron and completed an intensive Spanish emersion program with the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico. He obtained a Master of Science in Leadership and Information Technology from Duquesne University and holds a school administrator certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.