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Mr. Adam Coats
Principal

Email: coatsa@acsd3.org

Mr. Adam Coats is a native of Anderson, South Carolina. He holds an undergraduate degree from Clemson University along with a Master Degree (emphasis in Instructional Technology) from Ball State University and an Education Specialist (Ed.S) Degree from Clemson University in Educational Administration and Supervision.
    
Mr. Coats began his educational journey in college working part-time for the YMCA Afterschool Program as both a counselor and site director at multiple elementary schools before working full-time in both the private and public sector. Over the last few years, he has served in an instructional support role, as a classroom teacher in the School District of Oconee County and Anderson School District Five, and most recently as an assistant principal in Anderson Five.

Mr. Coats is married to Kaileigh Coats, who is a first-grade teacher at Midway Elementary in Anderson Five. They have two daughters Ansley and Charlie. Together they enjoy traveling and attending any Clemson sporting event. Mr. Coats is excited and sincerely grateful to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful community as principal of Starr-Iva Middle School.



Mr. Clay Crenshaw
Assistant Principal of Instruction

Email: crenshawc@acsd3.org
Mr. Crenshaw was born and raised in Conway, SC. Currently, he resides in Anderson, SC, and has 3 children. Mr. Crenshaw is a 1992 Clemson University graduate with a BS Degree in Marketing. In 1997, he earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University.

After working in the business industry, Mr. Crenshaw began his career in education at the beginning of the 1999 school year as a Business Education teacher. In 2010, Mr. Crenshaw completed the Educational Leadership Program at Furman University and in 2011, became a Digital Integration Specialist at Glenview Middle School. His role included training teachers and students to use technology in the classroom. Currently, Mr. Crenshaw is the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Starr-Iva Middle School and is excited to help the students, faculty, and staff achieve their academic goals.


Mr. William David Moore III
Assistant Principal

Email: mooredd@acsd3.org
   
From Starr Elementary to Starr-Iva and Crescent, I grew up an Anderson Three kid. When I was a student at Starr-Iva those many years ago, I never imagined that my name would one day be placed alongside the names of all the teachers and administrators that had come before me – Bowen, Crawford, Daniel, Elrod, Herron, Johnson, Knight, McCown, Pettigrew, Smith, Thrasher, and so many others.
 
After I graduated from Crescent, I earned a degree in history and secondary education from
Erskine College thinking I would become the next Al Stokes. But, alas, it wasn’t meant to be (at least not right away). Instead, my career path took a detour. I worked as a hearing officer in a state attorney office for four years dealing primarily with paternity, child support, and medical insurance cases. I returned to my alma mater and worked as a controller for a year, managing the college’s overall operating budget. I then took over as the alumni director overseeing the school’s annual fundraising drive and organizing programs and events throughout the South.

After my time at Erskine, I worked as a recruiter for a number of industrial sites throughout Anderson County until the opportunity to return to my true calling fell in my lap. After four years as a 6th-grade social studies teacher, eight years in 8th grade (during which I received my School Leadership degree from Furman University), and three years as assistant principal, my  commitment to the academic success of every student has never wavered. This commitment and the success of my students would not have been possible without the support of my wife, Dawn, and my kids: Taylor, Will, and Draven.