Assistant Principal Ms. Vera Bright
Ms. Bright has been involved in education for 24 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from South Carolina State University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.
She began her career in 1996 as an 8th-grade math teacher at Ridgeland Middle School. She has worked in Lexington 2 and Beaufort County School Districts as a middle-level teacher. After eight years of providing direct instruction to students, she then moved into counseling students at the middle school level. Ms. Bright has served as a School Counselor for the past 14 years. During this time she has touched the lives of students on all levels from elementary to high school.
Ms. Bright has chaired a number of committees throughout her career. She has served in various coordinator roles, including Century 21 After School Coordinator, School Testing Coordinator and SIT/504 Coordinator, facilitated character education programs, parenting programs, and has played a critical role in many aspects of educational professional development.
Ms. Bright is involved in many professional memberships, including SCEA (South Carolina Education Association) and JCEA (Jasper County Education Association), ASCA (American School Counselor Association), SCSCA (South Carolina School Counselor Association) and PSSCA (Palmetto State School Counselor Association). She is a member of the Beaufort Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. During her career, she has received the award for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Teacher of the Year for 2003-2004 at Lady’s Island Middle School.
Ms. Bright believes that all children can learn but each of them learn in a different way and at different rates. She feels that teamwork is the ultimate way a school can be successful in reaching the goal of helping a child attain his or her full potential. Keeping the atmosphere positive is the key to success as well as keeping the lines of communication open among staff, students, parents and other stakeholders.
Ms. Bright is honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Assistant Principal of Hardeeville Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school term. Her passion is to continue to provide an exciting, rigorous and safe learning environment for all students. Her commitment is to build positive relationships and lead by example while exuding Cane Pride!