Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Greenville County Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Burke Royster has been named the 2018 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.
“What a fantastic and well deserved honor for our Superintendent and for our district,” said Greenville County Schools Board Chair Crystal Ball O’Connor.
Dr. Royster was recently recognized nationwide by Education Week as a "Leader to Learn From."
“Dr. Royster continues to lead with a keen awareness of what needs to be done, and with a focus on action to improve student engagement and success! His knowledge of, and attention to detail in operations, academics, athletics, financial health, and support for personnel sets an outstanding example for our state,” O’Connor said.
Finalists for the award were Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District and Dr. Quincie Moore, Cherokee County Schools. Candidates participated in an application and interview process conducted by a team of South Carolina business, education, and community leaders.
In addition to a written application, Dr. Royster received four letters of recommendation from Greenville Community Leaders. They included Dr. Ansel Sanders of Public Education Partners, Greenville Drive owner Craig Brown, Greenville Chamber President Carlos Phillips and former U.S, Secretary of Education Richard Riley.
Dr. Royster will compete for the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year award.