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Goodwin tapped as superintendent in Chesterfield County

Posted: May 15, 2012 9:13 a.m.
Updated: May 16, 2012 5:00 a.m.
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Dr. Harrison Goodwin

Dr. Harrison Goodwin was named this month as the new superintendent of Chesterfield County School District.

Goodwin is currently the assistant superintendent of administration and operations for Spartanburg District One, a position he has held since 2005. Prior to that he served as the principal of Chapman High School from 1998 to 2005, and as an assistant principal at Ninety-Six High School from 1995 to 1998.

His experience includes five years as an industrial technology teacher at Camden High School and as a computer science teacher at Piedmont Technical College for five years.

A graduate of Camden High School, Goodwin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in industrial education from Clemson University in 1987 and his Master’s in education leadership from Clemson in 1996. He earned his Doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2003.

 “We are excited about coming to Chesterfield County,” said Goodwin. “Chesterfield County is very much like my current district. Even our student makeup is very similar.

“We are not going to look at a basket turnover of people,” he added. “That has never been my style, but we are going to implement some things we have learned along the way and we are going to build a team that hopefully is going to take this district and continue to move it forward.”

Goodwin will take over later this year for Dr. John Williams, who is retiring from the position after 40 years in the Chesterfield County School District.

(This information appeared on the Chesterfield County School District website.)

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