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District names Candillo NPES principal

LEXINGTON, S.C. — At its June 26, 2018 Board Meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the employment of Robert P. Candillo to serve as principal of New Providence Elementary School.

Candillo comes to Lexington District One from Richland County School District One, where he served as the district’s office of federal and state programs director since 2016.

In this role, he created and evaluated 25 Title I school plans, district-set-aside-plans, three priority school plans and three potentially underperforming school plans; managed more than $11 million in funding; and collaborated with other departments on programs such as parent and family engagement, 1:1 devices in early childhood classes and birth-to-4 initiatives.

Candillo began his education career in 1996 in the Charleston County and Berkeley County school districts where he served as teacher, school facilitator, district teacher evaluator and learning specialist until 2005 when he joined Midland Park Elementary School in Charleston County as principal.

In 2009, he became principal of the 5K through Grade 8 Daniel Island School in Charleston and joined Jasper County School District as principal of Ridgeland Elementary in 2011. In 2015, he was promoted to executive director of early childhood, elementary and special projects and, in 2016, he joined Richland County School District One in his most recent position.

Under Candillo’s direction, Daniel Island School maintained Palmetto Gold status and excellent absolute and growth ratings, while Midland Park Elementary earned PBIS Banner and Exemplar awards from the S.C. Department of Education.

A member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators, South Carolina Association of School Administrators, and the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators, Candillo holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the College of Charleston and a Master of Education in administration and supervision from The Citadel.

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