Denise Garison Named New Principal Of Bluffton High School

DENISE GARISONOn May 3, the Beaufort Country Board of Education approved Denise Garison, who has been an educator for 30 years, to replace current Bluffton High School principal Mark Dievendorf when he retires on June 30. Garison most recently served as principal of Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she had a strong track record of academic growth and on-time graduation.

Garison went through an extensive selection process before being hired at Bluffton High — her application was screened and reviewed by a team who passed their recommendations on to an eight-member interview committee. That committee met with each candidate and eventually made a recommendation to the school board.