Jay Whitehair - Principal - My name is Jay Whitehair and I am the principal of this outstanding school. I have an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a graduate degree in Education from Marshall University. I received my Educational Leadership certification through The Citadel. I have worked in corporate offices as a buyer and analyst. I was a social studies teacher prior to becoming an administrator. Outside of work, I enjoy time with my daughter, playing golf, working out, fishing, and cooking. Go Thundering Herd and Steelers!
Myranda Brawley - Assistant principal - Myranda_Brawley@charleston.k12.sc.us
Wendy Anderson - Assistant Principal - My name is Wendy Anderson and I am very excited to be the 7th-grade Assistant Principal at Laing MS! My undergraduate degree is from Clemson University (GO TIGERS) and my graduate degree is from Capella University. I played one season of basketball and was a 4 year starter on the volleyball team at Clemson University. I later became a member of the USA National Handball Team. Outside of school, I coach for the Mount Pleasant Volleyball (MVP) Club, paddle as a member of the National Championship BCS(Breast Cancer Survivor) Charleston Dragon Boat Team, enjoy time with my family, and cheering on my Clemson Tigers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Roberta Smith- Assistant Principal - Welcome to a wonderful experience at Laing Middle School of Science and Technology. I am super excited to be the newest member of the Administration team. I am a product of Charleston County School District receiving my Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston and my Master of Education degree from The Citadel. I am the proud mother of five children and five grandchildren. I enjoy listening to music, dancing, and helping others. Carol Shakeshaft identifies that "Female school leaders have unique characteristics and styles, such as openness to curricular and pedagogical issues, a democratic style rather than autocratic, and a tendency to emphasize relationships over roles." The overall goal of my educational leadership philosophy is to create an orderly environment conducive to learning, paying special attention to psychosocial, physical, procedural, instructional, and behavioral variables that have a critical impact on learning and behavior. The overall objective I want my students to know, and embrace is that education is relevant and accessible for all, contributing to more positive outcomes for all students. My tagline says Ohana means Family. Family means no one gets left behind. Welcome to the Family!