Dr. Cathy Trimble, Principal

Dr. Cathy Trimble became the second principal at Banks Academy beginning the 2021-22 School Year. She began her career at Francis Marion High School as a substitute teacher, hired as a paraprofessional, and finally a teacher and coach. Eventually she became an assistant principal before she was named the school’s principal. Her long term commitment has been fueled by her strong desire to make a difference in her small hometown. Through innovative practices and transformative efforts, her school, which was once known as a failing school has become an award-winning school.

As a result of her success, Trimble provides motivational speeches to inspire many both in and outside of the school setting. She is also sought after to share successful evidence-based practices to lead change with other educators and school districts.

In her spare time, Dr. Trimble enjoys playing golf, traveling and doing jigsaw puzzles.

ACSI Accreditation

Banks Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

AdvancedEd / Cognia Accreditation

Banks Academy is accredited by AdvancedEd (now Cognia)