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Mr.  Eddie  J  Whack
Principal
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Eddie Whack Named New Principal At JPTI

Mr. Eddie J. Whack

Mr. Eddie Whack

Welcome to J. Paul Truluck Intermediate School Family for the 2014-2015 school year! I am thrilled to be serving the children as Principal for the upcoming school term.   I appreciate all the words of encouragement and gratitude as I embark on this new journey while striving to make our school one of the best in the nation.  I was fortunate enough to have been the Assistant Principal and then the Principal of Lake City Elementary School, so I know some of our parents and students from our wonderful experiences on last year.   However, let me allow you to get to know me better.

It brings me great joy to be Principal in my mother’s home town. Yet, I was born and raised in Manning, SC until I graduated at the age of 17.   After graduating, I went into the military and served 5 years as a Personnel Supervisor in Japan (2 years) and Kentucky for the remaining time. Once completing my time served, I attended Central Carolina and obtained my Associate Degree in Business Management. After receiving a full scholarship to South Carolina State University, I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. I went on to Boston, MA to complete my Am. Ed in Educational Administration from Cambridge College.

Previously, I have always taught in 6th grade in an Elementary/Intermediate school in all subjects.  All my years teaching were spent in a Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) School with the exception of 2 years. I have been a Mentor Teacher, Master Teacher, 21st Century After School Program Coordinator,  Assistant Principal, and Principal.  

Most importantly, we want to offer every family an impeccable service. We want to develop a high level of substance in each class and continue to improve our reputation as a school where every faculty/staff member cares for every child. Please feel free to call on us and ask any questions necessary. Our staff is very knowledgeable, or I can be reached at ewhack@florence3.k12.sc.us.

We hope you have a wonderful 2014-2015 school year!!!!