Me for IDMr. Guy Smith, Principal
Phone Number: 821-4301
(Click on the link to e-mail me) E-mail: Guy Smith

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as principal of White Knoll Middle School.  Whenever I have the chance, I tell folks about our great students, parents, and staff.  The WKMS staff is dedicated to helping each student achieve their goals, our parents and community are supportive and committed to excellence, and our students are focused and eager to learn and lead.  This is a SUPER place to learn and to work.

On a personal note, I am happy to say that my wife Pam (a retired educator and the best teacher I know) and I have three adult children and ten wonderful grandchildren.  We are fortunate to live only five miles from WKMS. I am a proud graduate of Pelion High School and The University of South Carolina. Prior to this opportunity, I served as a social studies teacher at Richland Northeast High School and Pelion High School, and as an assistant principal at Pelion Elementary School and Pelion Middle School.  I am certified as a social studies teacher and as a principal.

Throughout the year, if I can assist you in any way or answer any questions, please let me know.  You can reach me by phone at (803) 821-4301 or (803) 309-3118.  You are also welcome to come by and visit at any time.

I look forward to working with you for the good of all of our children.



imageMrs. Margaret Schilit, Assistant Principal
Phone Number: 821-4306
(Click on the link to e-mail me) E-mail: Margaret Schilit

I am proudly entering my fourth year as a member of the War Hawk family.  I started out teaching Social Studies at Spring Valley High School and then moved into the role of an assistant principal for the last 11 years.  I worked for two years as the Social Studies Specialist in Richland District Two.  I am excited to be a part of Lexington One and White Knoll Middle School because of our commitment to offering engaging and excellent instruction to our students.  WKMS is committed to personalized learning and being on the cutting edge of technology by delivering content to our students through a blended learning structure in the classroom and participation in the Dynamic Learning Project with Google.  We are committed to knowing our students and creating a culture of caring as a school that is implementing Capturing Kids Hearts.

I believe that the middle school years are some of the toughest in a student’s educational experience but we are here to support and guide all of our students.  These three years are formative in developing the habits and belief systems to guide our young students into their high school careers and life after high school.   My sole reason for becoming a teacher was to help my students and that is still my goal today.  I love what I do and I love the students I work with here at White Knoll Middle School!

Please email me at with any request or need that you may have for your student.

Ms. Lakisha Cook, Assistant Principal
Phone Number: 821-4307
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116 White Knoll Way West Columbia, SC 29170 (803) 821-4300 Fax (803) 821-4303

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