Principal's Corner

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year

Dear Parents, Visitors, and Guests,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We have had another wonderful beginning to the school year!

I am Mike Stroud, and I am going into my 10th year as the Principal of Reuben Elementary School. I am very thankful and blessed to be part of such a wonderful school, supportive staff and community!

The Reuben staff for the current year includes Gena Zolan, school nurse, Pre-K- Candice Lominick and Sally Yoder, Kindergarten-Kelly Whitlock and Kay Sease, First Grade-Reggie Eargle, Second Grade- Betsey Petersen, and Larry Bell, Third Grade-Beverly Chapman, Fourth and Fifth Grade- Christie Dyal and Lisa Malone, Support Services- Rynn Kinard, Speech- Crystal Zeigler, Art- Robin White, Music- Betty Sherrod, P.E. -Sarah Eades, Computer-Lisa Abrams, Guidance-Matthew Tepper and Media Specialtist- Kevin Boozer. Susan Senn is the Reading Interventionist. Robin Iccard is the Cafeteria manager, and she is assisted by Carolyn Davenort . Last but not least is our custodian, Carolyn Garmany. Cheryl Wilson is in charge of attendance, bookkeeping and also the secretary. She will gladly handle any questions that you may have about our school. New to our staff this year is Mrs. Kelly Folk- Reding Coach and Curriculum Coordinator, Kevin Boozer- Media Specialist and Beverly Chapman- 3rd Grade. We welcome them into our Reuben family.

I would like to encourage parents to get involved and stay involved in your child’s education. It is extremely important in the early years for parents to have an active role in their child’s education. Please feel free to visit our school and your child’s classroom anytime. We do ask that you schedule the visit ahead of time and check into the main office when you enter the building.

If you are interested in volunteering and/or chaperoning trips, please take time to complete the form for background checks and pay the $26 processing fee. We welcome your involvement. Forms are available in the main office.

Talk to your child daily about school and READ,READ, READ, to and with your child daily. These little things DO make a difference in your child’s success at school. “The more you read, the more you know, the more you know, the more places you will go!”- Dr. Suess

We are anticipating another great year at Reuben! Thank you for allowing us to work with your child! If you have any questions or concerns, please free to call the school at 321-2664 or email at mstroud@newberry.k12.sc.us.

Principal's Bio


Graduate of Newberry High School Class of 1985. Graduated from Presbyterian College in 1989 with a B.S. degree in History.Completed Masters in Education in 1999 from Clemson University. Taught for 6 years at Newberry Junior High before moving to Mid Carolina Middle to serve as Assistant Principal for 14 years. Currently in my fourth year as Principal at Reuben Elementary. Also spent 20 years coaching middle and high school sports including football, basketball, and baseball. Proud father of three children Mickey (19) , Ashlye(17) ,and Jackie (12).