LAURINBURG – School officials announced Wednesday that the new principal for Scotland High School has been selected.
Brian Edkins was approved as principal during Monday night’s regular Scotland County Board of Education meeting. Edkins will be taking over for interim principal Cory Satterfield, who has served in the position for the 2016-17 school year. Satterfield will resume his duties as an assistant superintendent on July 1.
“We first held the interviews for a principal of the high school last year at this time,” said Superintendent Ron Hargrave. “We were not able to find the ideal candidate for the position. We reminded our students, staff, and community that we were committed to finding the very best person for the job and that we would not place a person in that position just for the sake of hiring a permanent principal.”
Hargrave added that Satterfield did well as interim Scotland High principal.
“We are extremely grateful to Mr. Satterfield for the excellent job that he’s done this past year and we are especially appreciative and thankful for our students’ and staffs’ hard work and dedication during these transitions,” Hargrave said. “I know that our entire school community, and especially those at Scotland High, are excited and join me in welcoming Mr. Edkins to our district.”
Edkins comes to Scotland County Schools from Cumberland County. For the past 22 years, he has served on the faculty at South View High School in Fayetteville. He began his career at South View as a teacher and soccer coach. His administrative career started as the high school’s Safe School Coordinator. He was then hired as an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director and was later elevated to Associate Principal. In 2007, Edkins was named Principal and has served in that position for the past nine years.
His administrative career started as the high school’s safe school coordinator. He was then hired as an assistant principal/athletic director and was later elevated to associate principal. In 2007, Edkins was named principal and has served in that position for the past nine years.
“With all of my various experiences, I feel I am ready to lead Scotland High School,” Edkins said. “I have been reading and hearing about the progress and achievements of the district and high school and I am confident that I, along with the staff, students, and community, can play an integral role in the successful future of Scotland High School and our students.”
Although Edkins will officially begin his tenure July 1, he will be active and involved during the transition process as well, school officials said.