On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Greenville County Schools Superintendent Burke Royster and other school district officials surprised Steven Sokohl with the announcement at Berea Middle School that he had been selected as the South Carolina Association of School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year.
Royster told Sokohl that the school district was proud of Sokohl’s work and accomplishments. The superintendent said it was “well-deserved recognition of [Sokohl’s] contributions not only at Berea Middle School” but in the state.
In accepting a plaque with the award, Sokohl said he was glad his face mask was hiding his facial expressions and that he was grateful to the middle school’s leadership. “I don’t really know what to say, but first of all I’d really like to thank Mr. Collington and my administration.”
Corey Collington, Berea Middle School principal, said that teachers and parents have praised Sokohl for his work at the school. He told Sokohl, “You’re going to do a great job representing Berea Middle School, Greenville County Schools and the state of South Carolina.”