Administration

 Bradley Tarrance

Bradley Tarrance

Principal 

Bradley Tarrance hails from Flint, Michigan. Flint is where his journey in education began and continues to drive him in his daily work for creating a more just society. He is a passionate urban educator with 20+ years experience. Bradley’s experience in public, private, and charter schools along with experience in African American communities and Hispanic communities allows him a unique perspective into educational equity. 

Prior to joining Beaufort County Schools, Brad worked in education for 17 years as a school leader, assistant school leader, associate director, basketball coach, leadership coach, dean, and teacher.

Bradley received his B.A. from the University of Michigan- Flint and his M.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio. 

As an educator, I have found my work in urban settings such as Flint, MI, San Antonio, TX, Grand Rapids, MI, and now Beaufort, SC driving towards a more just world. Education is the key in getting us closer to a more just world. Educating our youth on navigating our current society in which we live, while simultaneously navigating and finding their true selves is my passion and calling.

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 Kelly Goudy

Kelly Goudy

Assistant Principal
Upper Academy
 

Kelly has spent a decade with the Beaufort County School District and seven years at Robert Smalls International Academy as a teacher, program coordinator and now as one of their assistant principals. Through these experiences, Kelly knows the assets of the school and the actions and commitment it takes to reach the school’s vision of becoming an award-winning school of excellence, where ALL students achieve, and others want to emulate. 

 

        During her tenure in BCSD, Kelly has served as Induction and ADEPT Mentor, Mentor Liaison, Leader in Me Lighthouse Coordinator, trained SCTS 4.0 Evaluator, member of RSIA’s Leadership Team and has provided various professional development training for staff. Prior to joining the Robert Smalls team, she proudly served as the TAP Master Teacher and a TAP Mentor at St. Helena Elementary School. In addition, Kelly has facilitated professional development for the Induction teachers for Beaufort County Schools, and to colleagues during BCSD Summer Institute. She has also co-presented at regional Leader in Me Symposiums. Kelly was selected as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for Robert Smalls and was further selected as a top five finalist for District Teacher of the Year. She was also recognized in 2019-20 as a S.M.A.R.T. Mentor of the Month for the district.

 

        Kelly holds a B.S in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, both from the University of South Florida. She also holds endorsements for Gifted and Talented, Reading and ESOL. She believes that the students of Robert Smalls are incredibly gifted and talented. She is ready to help them uncover and develop their gifts and embrace their genius!



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 Marvette Washington

Marvette Washington

Assistant Principal
Lower Academy
 

Marvette Washington is a dedicated instructional leader with two decades of experience in education.  Having been raised in the Low Country, she is a Beaufort County School District product with solid ties to the community.  She is committed to the continued growth and high expectations of the students, families, and educators of the Robert Smalls International Academy community. 

Marvette began her educational career in 2001 after graduating from the University of South Carolina-Aiken with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Continuing to grow and seek more knowledge to meet the needs of children and families, Marvette earned two additional Masters of Education Degrees.  One from Converse College and the other from The Citadel.  

While working in Beaufort County School District, Marvette has taught at James J. Davis Elementary and  Joseph Shanklin, Sr. Elementary grades Kinder-5th.  In 2016, Marvette became the Site Director for the Shanklin Boys and Girls Club, where she increased parent involvement and member enrollment. In 2020, she decided to accept the role of a State Reading Coach at Shanklin. 

Over the years, Marvette has served on district and school forums, committees, leadership teams, and evaluators.    

Currently, Marvette lives in Beaufort with her husband and daughter.  She loves to spend her free time solving puzzles, watching basketball games, and reading. 

My mission is to provide the best education possible for students while taking care of my mind, body, soul, and spirit to live a more fulfilling life.  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!”

 “Go, Generals!”