Welcome Letter


On behalf of the entire Midlands STEM team, we would like to welcome all of our returning and new families! We are delighted to be back at our original location, Rockton, for the 2019-2020 school year. Much planning, CONSTRUCTION, and hard work has gone into preparing for a successful school year.  This is the year of setting goals and celebrating our wins! 
Let me begin by introducing myself! My name is Cynthia Prince and I am the new Executive Director and Principal. I am thrilled to be one of the newest members of the Midlands STEM family! For those of you who have not met me, I have been in education for over 20 years.  I began as a Clinical Counselor, then became a Special Education Teacher and Director.  I currently hold a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The University of South Carolina (Go GAMECOCKS!) and am a licensed Principal with the state of South Carolina.


I am the mother of three amazing and beautiful children; Jeremiah, who received his Master’s in Public Policy from Brown University and now works at Harvard University as a policy analyst; Ariel, who received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Winthrop University and is now in the master’s program for International Studies at USC.  She is also a part time farmer at Vertical Roots, which is a hydroponic lettuce farm in West Columbia.  My youngest daughter, Sierra, is a rising senior at Irmo High School.  She aspires to attend Brown University like her brother and become an eye surgeon. We are a family who believes in the intrinsic and extrinsic value of a quality education.

Additionally, I would like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to our teachers and staff. They work diligently throughout the year to prepare our scholars for success. All of our teachers and support staff have spent hours preparing materials, creating child-centered classrooms, and reviewing data in order to offer differentiated instruction to meet each individual student’s needs.
We are looking forward to the most successful school year in the history of Midlands STEM.  Join us, as we get Ready, Aim, and SOAR!


Cynthia Prince
Executive Director and Principal

Our Philosophy
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It is the belief of Midlands STEM that all children can and will learn when provided with an environment where they feel safe and loved.  We expect every teacher, staff member, and student to adhere to the STEM Pledge, as this is what unites us all.  We are unstoppable together, because When One Wins, We All Win!

Our History

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