New Assistant Principal

At the St. James football game last week, new assistant principal Mrs. Maryam Fischer cheered when the Braves won — but doing so felt a little odd.
Mrs. Fischer was a health science teacher and assistant athletic trainer for the past eleven years and an administrator for two years at St. James before coming to Socastee this year.
“It was different being on the other side of the field,” she said, “but I was cheering for Socastee 100 percent.”
Now, one of four assistant principals, Mrs. Fischer is mainly responsible for freshman class discipline. She said she’s especially focused on the at-risk students to help them get better grades that they need to move on to the next grade level.
“It’s very crucial for me to help freshmen get on track, they’re like my babies,” she said.
She said the biggest discipline issues this year are online.
“It’s a lot of virtual stuff now, not behaving during google meets, emailing inappropriate things to teachers, or using inappropriate images,” she said.
So even with covid being here she’s still busy keeping students in line.
She states that she may have a few challenges with having to deal with the strange predicaments that we are in at Socastee.
“It is a bit challenging with covid curveballs and changing policies, but the students and staff have been wonderful,” she said.
She is looking forward to her future years here at Socastee, she says that she does feel a little better starting this year with covid because “we’re all in the same boat, we’re all almost starting fresh this year and this is new to everyone.”
She wants everyone to know that she is very willing to help everyone during these trying times.
“We’re all just trying to learn how to deal with this new normal.”