Welcome back! I hope your holidays were relaxing. As many of you know, the Jasper County School Board appointed me to serve as Interim Superintendent until a permanent Superintendent is named. I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself and share some quick thoughts.
I am a 38-year veteran of public education and spent all of that in Chester County, a district very similar to Jasper County. I worked seven years as a classroom teacher at both elementary and high school levels, then worked 31 years in school and district administration. I retired in 2009 as superintendent of the Chester County School District. Some of you may recall that I served in your school district in 2010 as an interim, just prior to Dr. Washington’s arrival.
I hold an Education Specialist degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts in teaching in secondary math from Winthrop University, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.
From my brief review of the school district, I am impressed with your recent progress and the programs you have in place. As Interim Superintendent, my goal is to help each of you have a successful second semester and to assist the administration and School Board as they move forward to provide a teaching and learning environment that seeks to ensure student success.
In the coming days, I will visit each school and meet as many of you as possible.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve the Jasper County School District in 2016. Happy New Year to each of you!