From Principal Blake
June 30, 2022
Dear SEAS Families and Students,
I am very humbled and blessed to move into my second year serving as Principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Myrtle Beach. It is an honor to be a part of this vibrant and growing community. I can assure you that I share in this school's mission. Our future is bright and I look forward to continuing to partner with you, and our talented staff, to provide our children with a meaningful and faith filled learning environment each and every day.
My professional experiences include: teacher at elementary and secondary grade levels, interventionist, academic coach, School Improvement Specialist, Assistant Principal, Principal, and, locally, Brave At Home Virtual Program Coordinator Grades 4-8 at St Andrew Catholic School.
Although education fills my cup, I am also a mother of 5. In August, my oldest son Liam will be a rising 7th grader at SEAS. My other 4 children are also blessed to continue their journey at other local partner schools. My own children challenge me and make me a better person by motivating me to do what I do every day. I have a passion for Catholic Education and work hard to provide this gift to as many young adults as I can.
The possibilities for this great place are endless. I believe in the students and everything the school stands for.
It is my philosophy that every child can succeed and that the cooperation between home and school builds trust and self-esteem in students. With my goal of advancing the culture of excellence here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, I am devoted to continually exploring new ideas to meet the needs of all students and to interact with parents and community members more efficiently. We will be meeting as a staff, and with parents and students throughout the year to identify specific goals and strategically plan in the areas of Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence, Governance and Leadership, and Operational Vitality, in order to make our visions a reality. I will continue to partner with other administrations and lower schools in the area to collaborate throughout the year. Teamwork will make our dreams work.
2021-22 was another challenging year, but we had many great successes in all areas, culminating with our amazing First Annual Food Truck Festival on May 13th! The support of our community is so vital to our progress as a school and we whole-heartedly thank you for a profitable and joyful event.
In closing, I appreciate your trust in us to work with your precious children each day. They are a gift and we will ensure they receive the best care and education possible. Each child will be seen as an individual, we will provide a safe learning environment, and work hard to meet each student's needs. We will love and teach your children each and every day as they deserve to be loved and taught.
"Cheerfulness prepares a glorious mind for all the noblest acts."
-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Kelly Blake, M.A.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
1300 Carolina Forest Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
"Begin every day with a grateful heart."
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!