Either meant to be, or fate, or God’s work. Westview Middle principal Erin Watts described how three new teachers at her school came to be working there.
It’s been a long time in the making, she said.
The story starts in the fall of 2019 when Sally Watts — no relation to the principal — interviewed for a secretary job at Westview. She had a passion for the business world and had worked in HR, marketing, management, even insurance. She was in Erin’s top three but wasn’t offered the job.
Sally and her brother Joey Leo grew up in Greenwood with educators as parents. Her mother, Jaye Leo, had retired from Greenwood County School District 50 after a 33-year teaching career. Her father, Conrad Leo, spent more than 20 years as a band director and spent many years at Abbeville High School.