Whitesides has been my home for over twenty years. I came to Whitesides in 1993, and was assistant principal for ten years prior to becoming principal. It seems like only yesterday we moved into this gorgeous facility that opened in August, 2010. Whitesides is blessed to have superb teachers and support staff, dedicated parents, and the most delightful students. There is no greater calling than to be a part of molding our future generations. It makes working here very special and we take great pride in our family friendly atmosphere.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Columbia College, a Master’s in Education from U.S.C., and educational administration coursework from The Citadel. I taught adult education, high school, and middle school before I found my true love in elementary education. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Doug Pounder and we have three adult children, and three, high energy grandsons.
You can reach me through email at Lona_Pounder@charleston.k12.sc.us or by phone at 843-849-2838, ext. 53806.