District Administration

W.Burke Royster

Dr. W. Burke Royster
Superintendent

The Superintendent directs the full scope of education and all support services of the school district.

(864) 355-8860
wroyster@greenville.k12.sc.us
FAX: 355-8867
Dr. W. Burke Royster Biographical Information

Dr. Scott Turner, Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Scott Turner
Deputy Superintendent

(864) 355-8869
csturner@greenville.k12.sc.us

Dr. Scott Turner Biographical Information


Administration Staff

Teri S. Brinkman

Teri S. Brinkman
Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement

Teri S. Brinkman Biographical Information

The Communications Department is responsible for media and community relations, organizational communications, publications, graphic design, video production, PTA support, Service Center, and staff recognition activities.

(864) 355-8870

Bill Brown

Bill Brown
Executive Director, Education Technology Services

Bill Brown Biographical Information

The mission of Education Technology Services (ETS) is to create, support, assess, and maintain an optimal technology environment for student education and administrative support.

(864) 355-3111


Brenda Byrd

Brenda Byrd
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Elementary Schools Group 2

Brenda Byrd Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852

Scott Carlin

Scott Carlin
Executive Director of Facilities

Scott Carlin Biographical Information

The Facilities Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, renovation, and renewal of schools as well as operations and maintenance of all district facilities. The department assists all locations in meeting conservation goals through building control systems, energy surveys and audits, energy awareness, and implementing energy conservation projects. The department further assists schools with day-to-day custodial operations, hazardous materials management, indoor air quality and rental of school properties.

(864) 355-7787


Phillip Davie

Phillip Davie
Associate Superintendent for Operations

Phillip Davie Biographical Information

The Associate Superintendent for Operations provides leadership and supervision to Special Projects, ETS, Maintenance and Facilities, Student Services, Athletics, and Planning and Demographics. Mr. Davie also supervises Transportation and Information Assurance and reports to the Deputy Superintendent of Schools.

(864) 355-2756

Tara Dean

Tara Dean
Director of Special Academic Projects

Tara Dean Biographical Information

The Director of Special Academic Projects assists the Associate Superintendent for Academics with various projects, including the administration of extended day programs, summer reading camp, innovative courses, international Exchange students, and the course catalog. The Director also oversees the School Counseling Department and Work-Based Learning.

(864) 355-3081


Betty Farley

Betty Farley
Executive Director of Planning and Demographics

Betty Farley Biographical Information

The Planning and Demographics Department is responsible for student assignment, GCS’s school choice, short and long-range student projections, land use, school space utilization, new school sites, GCS’s Long Range Facilities Plan and data collection to facilitate services to current and future student populations. 

(864) 355-7262

Nancy Fitzer

Nancy Fitzer
Assistant to the Superintendent and Board Liaison

Nancy Fitzer Biographical Information

Assists the superintendent with various matters involving communication and problem solving. Serves as the communications link between Trustees, the community and the administration.

(864) 355-8862


Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick

Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick
Assistant to the Superintendent/District Ombudsman

Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick Biographical Information

The District Ombudsman is responsible for helping parents resolve issues. He works closely with parents, listening to their concerns and directing them to the most appropriate staff member or department to resolve issues involving their child’s education. When parents have exhausted all options, including talking to their child’s teacher and principal, the District Ombudsman is available to discuss other avenues necessary to rectify their concerns about their child’s education.

(864) 355-3973

Lynn Gibbs

Lynn Gibbs
Executive Director/Human Resources

Lynn Gibbs Biographical Information

The Human Resources Department is responsible for supporting principals and the superintendent in reaching educational goals through highly qualified employees in all district positions. In addition, The Human Resource Department provides support to the district in areas of Certification, Evaluation, Leave Management, Professional Development and Substitute Management.

(864) 355-3974


Whitney Hanna

Whitney Hanna
Coordinator of Community Collaboration

Whitney Hanna Biographical Information

The Coordinator of Community Collaboration & Institutional Advancement works with the district’s leadership team, schools and centers to develop relationships with community partners, including corporations, industry groups, non-profits and other external organizations. This position seeks to create effective partnerships that are in-line with the district’s Graduation Plus initiative and enhance students’ educational experiences.

(864) 355-3144

Traci Hogan

Traci Hogan
Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services

Traci Hogan Biographical Information

Special Education Services of Greenville County Schools provides a free, appropriate public education for all children with disabilities ages 3-21 in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special education students are served by a faculty and staff of over 800 teachers, therapists, and other specialists who are trained to provide state-of-the-art instruction and assistance designed to meet individual student needs.

(864) 355-3395


Julie Horton

Julie Horton
Coordinator of Government Relations

Julie Horton Biographical Information

The Coordinator of Government Relations works with elected officials in all areas of Government to communicate the needs and concerns of the district, and to maintain and develop critical partnerships. The position also serves as a liaison between the district and all government agencies and handles a variety of constituent issues.

(864) 355-8863
jhorton@greenville.k12.sc.us

Adam James

Adam James
Director of Transportation

Adam James Biographical Information

The Transportation Department develops and administers a program (358 state-owned school buses, 11 district-owned Magnet Buses, 8 NCLB buses and 36 district-owned activity buses) to meet all GCS transportation requirements and activities. The primary goal is to provide the safest means of transportation for pupils to and from school (five bus centers, which provide regular day-to-day transportation for approximately 26,000 students) and extracurricular activities. The Transportation Office acts as a liaison with parents regarding complaints and special requests. The GCS Transportation Department, with passionate and dedicated personnel, is recognized as a leader in SC school bus transportation.

(864) 355-1826


Karen Kapp

 Karen Kapp
Director of Staff and Leadership Development

Karen Kapp Biographical Information

 The office of Staff and Leadership Development serves employee growth at all levels of the district. Key responsibilities are to assess district-wide staff development needs; establish a master in-service plan; develop, monitor, and coordinate professional learning; and build instructional leadership capacity through coaching and professional learning networks.

(864) 355-3894
kkapp@greenville.k12.sc.us

Nerissa Lewis

Nerissa Lewis
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Elementary Schools Group 3

Nerissa Lewis Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852
nqlewis@greenville.k12.sc.us


Jeff McCoy

Jeff McCoy
Associate Superintendent for Academics

Jeff McCoy Biographical Information

The Associate Superintendent for Academics is responsible to provide leadership to all district academic programs, with emphasis on curriculum development, implementation of innovative, research-based instructional practices, and the analysis and effective use of data resulting from the ongoing, comprehensive assessment of student achievement.

(864) 355-3134

Dr. Jason McCreary

Dr. Jason McCreary
Director of Accountability and Quality Assurance

Dr. Jason McCreary Biographical Information

The Accountability and Quality Assurance Department supports and assists school and district personnel in reaching goals by designing and implementing planned programs of research, testing, evaluation, accreditation, strategic planning, and accountability structures related to continuous academic improvement. In addition, we provide constituents with data and additional interpretations with the intent to better inform data users in making data-driven decisions.

(864) 355-3368


Dicky McCuen

Dicky McCuen
Director of Operations & Maintenance

Dicky McCuen Biographical Information

The Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining school facilities, which includes preventive maintenance on equipment and making minor repairs to the facilities. Other responsibilities include communications services, hazardous materials, asbestos management, indoor air quality detection, rental of school properties and liaison to fire marshals and OSHA inspectors.

(864) 355-1270

Dr. Charlotte McDavid

Dr. Charlotte McDavid
Executive Director for Academic Innovation and Technology

Dr. Charlotte McDavid Biographical Information

 The Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Technology supports personalized learning through instructional technology and media services.  The department also assists with programs designed to help build better graduates such as the Satellite Diploma Program, virtual high school, distance learning, extended day programs, and New Tech schools. This role promotes success for all students through Title I and Title III programs.

(864) 355-3143
cmcdavid@greenville.k12.sc.us


Dr. David McDonald

Dr. David McDonald
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Middle Schools

Dr. David McDonald Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852

Dr. Megan Mtichell-Hoefer

Dr. Megan Mitchell-Hoefer
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Elementary Schools Group 1

Dr. Megan Mitchell-Hoefer Biographical Information

 The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.​

(864) 355-8852


Darryl Nance

Darryl Nance
Director of Athletics

Darryl Nance Biographical Information

The Athletic Department is responsible for administration of the total athletic program throughout the district. Services include coordination of the middle school athletic program; coordinating athletic facilities improvements and maintenance; providing staff development and human resources functions; and supervising school athletic programs in the areas of risk management, Title IX compliance, maintenance, financial management, and transportation.

(864) 355-3987

Kent Owens

Kent Owens
Executive Director of Student Personnel Services

Kent Owens Biographical Information

The Student Personnel Services Department provides assistance and intervention for students, parents and school personnel that promote academic achievement in a safe and positive environment. Services provided include attendance intervention, social work services, medical health services, psychological services, discipline intervention, and parent assistance.

(864) 355-2061


Scott Rhymer

Scott Rhymer
Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – High Schools

Scott Rhymer Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852

Brian J. Sherman

Brian J. Sherman
Assistant to the Superintendent and District Ombudsman

Brian J. Sherman Biographical Information

The District Ombudsman is responsible for helping parents resolve issues. He works closely with parents, listening to their concerns and directing them to the most appropriate staff member or department to resolve issues involving their child’s education. When parents have exhausted all options, including talking to their child’s teacher and principal, the District Ombudsman is available to discuss other avenues necessary to rectify their concerns about their child’s education.

(864) 355-3164


Robin Stack

Robin Stack
Executive Director of Finance

Robin Stack Biographical Information

The Finance Department is responsible for all financial transactions, including the receipt, disbursement, and accounting of all funds; budget development and support; fixed asset inventory support; payroll and benefits administration; procurement of goods and services; student activity fund support; warehouse and distribution; and Food and Nutrition Services.

(864) 355-1160

Doug Webb

Doug Webb
General Counsel

Doug Webb Biographical Information

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for reviewing and drafting board policies; responding to legal complaints; reviewing contracts, leases, and other legal documents; handling litigation through direct representation or coordination of retained counsel; representing the District in hearings; and providing legal advice and training.

(864) 355-8866


Eric Williams

Eric Williams
Executive Director, Career and Technology Education

Eric Williams Biographical Information

The Career and Technology Education Department provides support to four career centers and select programs at each middle/high school in the district. Our purpose is to ensure that every student in Greenville County graduates from high school prepared for college and/or a career. Our focus is on presenting students with career opportunities that meet the high wage, high skill, and high demand benchmark in Upstate South Carolina.

(864) 355-1090
elwillia@greenville.k12.sc.us