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DME Academy Welcomes New Principal

We are thrilled to announce that Stacy Atkinson will be joining DME Academy as our new Principal, effective July 1st. In her role, Stacy will oversee, organize, and expand the infrastructure of our academic programs while working collaboratively with our Athletic Department to ensure our DME student-athletes thrive and are set to be successful in and out of the classroom.

“We are more than excited to have Stacy heading up our educational team. She is a true professional with experiences across the educational spectrum.” We are striving for educational excellence. Stacy will lead the way.” remarked Dan Panaggio, Co-Owner of DME Academy.

Stacy currently serves as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Legion Collegiate Academy in Rock Hill, SC, where she has been a pivotal figure since its inception in the 2019-2020 academic year. Legion Collegiate Academy, a public charter high school, is renowned for its dual emphasis on elite athletics and rigorous academics. Stacy has played a crucial role in developing and overseeing innovative academic programs that nurture students’ holistic growth and development.

Stacy’s extensive experience spans both college and K-12 settings, highlighting her versatility and dedication to education. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, and holds Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership and Exceptional Student Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Her passion lies in fostering the growth and potential of others, a commitment that aligns perfectly with DME Academy’s mission.

Following a rigorous several-month-long search, Stacy was selected for this role. She and her family will be relocating from South Carolina to Daytona Beach, FL.

We are excited to welcome Stacy to our community and look forward to the positive impact she will bring as our new Principal.

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