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Familiar face returning to Cayce Elementary School as principal

West Columbia, SC 04/22/2024 - A familiar face will be returning to Cayce Elementary as its new leader with the 2024-2025 school year.

Elaine Lundy has been selected as the school’s new principal. Her hiring was recommended by Superintendent Dr. Brenda Hafner and approved by the Board of Trustees at its April 18 meeting.

Lundy served as an assistant principal at Cayce Elementary for six years, from 2016-2022, before moving to her current position as principal of New Bridge Academy, the district’s alternative program.  

“Ms. Lundy’s passion for Cayce Elementary is palpable,” Dr. Hafner said.  “She is a proven leader who is excited to return to Cayce and provide opportunities for students’ success and a sense of family.” 

Lundy started her education career in 1999 as a teacher at Saluda Trail Middle School in Rock Hill School District 3, moving to Lexington School District Two in 2001. She served as a special education teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School, Busbee Middle School (now Busbee Creative Arts Academy), and Three  Rivers Midlands. She later was an ABA coordinator and transition specialist for the district and director of Lexington Two’s Camp GG for more than 12 years.  

She received a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University and master’s degrees from Grand Canyon University and Columbia College.

“Being drawn to Cayce Elementary stems from a passion for education, a desire to make a positive impact on young minds, and the opportunity to lead and support a dedicated team of educators,” Lundy said.  “I look forward to educating the whole child, implementing innovative teaching strategies, and collaborating with staff, students, and parents to ensure academic success and personal growth for all.”

Lundy will begin her new role on July 1.


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