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Charlene Louden
Charlene Louden - Principal

Welcome to Ninety Six Elementary School where traditions and memories are made.  I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the students, families, and this community as the Principal of Ninety Six Elementary School.  I consider it a privilege to be a part of your child’s educational journey that leads our future “Wildcats” to become productive citizens in their respective communities for years to come.  As we like to say in this community - “Once a Wildcat - Always a Wildcat.” 

In 2005, I was afforded the opportunity to work in this wonderful district that instilled in me the importance of a good education.  I began my career as a School Counselor at NSES.  In this role, I was the School’s Testing Coordinator, Response to Intervention (RtI) Coordinator, and  Behavior Interventionist.  In 2008 I was selected as the Teacher of the Year and named Principal of Ninety Six Elementary School in 2014.

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Elementary Education from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC.  I earned two degrees from Clemson University - the first was a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance Services and the second was an Education Specialist Degree in Administration and Leadership.