Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
School Board Members Recognized for Service
School Board members Michelle Goodwin-Calwile, Joy Grayson, Lynda Leventis-Wells, and Dr. Crystal Ball O’Connor earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2016-2017 Boardmanship Institute.
Joy Grayson reached Level Five by earning 300 points within five consecutive years or less. Level Five recipients receive a certificate and a pin with a red stone.
Lynda Leventis-Wells reached Level Four by earning 200 points within four consecutive years or less. Level Four recipients receive a certificate and pin with a blue stone.
Dr. Crystal Ball O’Connor reached Level Three by earning 100 points within two consecutive years or less. Level Three recipients receive a certificate and gold pin.
Michelle Goodwin-Calwile reached Level Two by earning 40 points within one year. Level two recipients receive a certificate and a silver pin.
SCSBA Boardmanship Institute offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national education issues. Workshops focus on school law, advocacy and legislation, improving board operations, leadership for improving student achievement, and other timely topics.
Board members can earn up to six levels of recognition by earning points that are accrued annually for participation in statewide conferences and training provided onsite in their district.
Statewide, SCSBA recognized 147 school board members for reaching one of six levels for the 2016–2017 year with certificates of achievement and a lapel pin designated their level of accomplishment in the institute.
SCSBA is the statewide professional organization serving as a source of information, training and advocacy for the state’s 81 school district boards, county boards and state special schools.