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 6th grade
Todd Kaplan- Assistant Prinicipal 7th grade
Greetings Braves families and students! I will be serving as the seventh grade Assistant Principal this year. For the past six years I served as an Assistant Principal at Wando High School. Prior to moving to the Charleston area seven years ago, I spent ten years as a middle school social studies teacher and two years as a middle school Assistant Principal. I have one son who will be a third grader at Pinckney Elementary School this year and I am excited to embark on my new journey here at Laing. I strongly believe that in my capacity as an Assistant Principal all of my work and decisions focus around one factor; what is in the best interest of the students entrusted to us every day. I look forward to supporting a wonderful faculty and support staff to ensure they may focus on maximizing growth and learning in the classroom in order to prepare our students for their high school experience and beyond. It is my primary goal to build strong relationships with students, staff, and families. I am honored to have the opportunity to work at such a wonderful school and excited for a strong and productive school year ahead.
Wendy Anderson - Assistant Principal 8th grade
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.