Looks like the West Ashley High School has another award to be very proud of. Recently, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators named Andre Dukes as its 2014 statewide assistant principal of the year.
This is Dukes’ first year at WAHS, having just left a similar position at St. John’s High on Johns Island. In his current position, Dukes is in charge of testing, textbooks, and faculty professional development at the high school.
Completing a Lowcountry sweep, Stall High School’s Kim Wilson was named principal of the year. The criteria used in the selection of these awards are set and sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Dukes and Wilson were selected from an exceptional field of administrator candidates by a veteran panel of judges
A native of Kingstree, Dukes originally graduated with dual degrees in education and business administration from Charleston Southern University before he first became a teacher in 2000.
Dukes has worked at several local high schools, including St. John’s, Cane Bay, and James Island Charter, as well as having worked in the Berkeley County School District in the past.
“Andre Dukes is a star in the making,” said Charleston County Superintendent of Education Nancy McGinley. “I know he will continue to make significant contributions to our community.”
SCASA executive director Molly Spearman enthused: “We are thrilled to recognize Mr. Dukes. He is an exemplary educator who is fully devoted to his students and teachers.”

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