H.E. McCracken Middle School principal Todd Bornscheuer will be the first principal at the new May River High School slated to open in August 2016.
Bornscheuer has led McCracken for the last two years, a Beaufort County School District news release said.
"Todd's an outstanding principal with solid experience leading high schools, and he's got strong support from the Bluffton community," Superintendent Jeff Moss said in the release. "I'm confident that he’ll do a terrific job opening our new high school."
Prior to coming to Beaufort County, Bornscheuer was principal of Aiken County's Silver Bluff High from 2006 to 2010 and of North Augusta High from 2010 to 2013.
Among Bornscheuer's first decisions will be the instructional options the new high school will offer.
"I can promise the Bluffton community that May River High will be a world-class school that features a top-notch team of educators," Bornscheuer said in the release. "We'll be ready on Day 1 to challenge each and every student who walks through the door, and when they leave us, they'll be ready for whatever choices they make, whether that's college, the military or the workforce."
May River High will have the capacity to serve 1,400 students.
Bornscheuer will stay on as principal at H.E. McCracken through the 2015-16 school year and the search for his replacement will begin immediately.
Bornscheuer served in the US Coast Guard from 1989 to 1993 before earning a mathematics education degree from the University of South Carolina and becoming a math teacher and assistant principal at Silver Bluff High. He was teacher of the year in 1999.
He also has master’s of education degrees in mathematics and in administration from the University of South Carolina.