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Goodwin recognized as 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Posted: June 11, 2018 2:54 p.m.
Updated: June 12, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Dr. J. Harrison Goodwin

Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. J. Harrison Goodwin is the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. In addition,  Richland School District Two’Chief Instructional Officer Nancy Gregory is the District Level Administrator of the Year, so named by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

Goodwin is a graduate of Camden High School (CHS), and the son of former CHS Principal John Coke Goodwin.

“The board of trustees would like to congratulate Dr. Goodwin on this award and special recognition,” Chesterfield County School District (CCSD) Board Chair Wesley Miles said. “He has done a tremendous job for CCSD for his entire tenure as superintendent. The board of trustees are aware of the hard work he has done for CCSD and feel a sense of pride in having him leading our school district.”

Goodwin will compete for the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year award sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), First Student, and VALIC.

“Dr. Goodwin is well respected in his community and among his colleagues.  He is passionate about eliminating barriers that prevent children from getting the best education possible and that passion has fueled his work in Chesterfield County.  We are delighted that he has been chosen for this honor,” SCASA Executive Director Elizabeth “Beth” A. Phibbs said.

Finalists for the award participated in an application and interview process conducted by a team of South Carolina business, education, and community leaders.

Goodwin will be recognized throughout the year for his accomplishments. Moseley Architects supports the award by providing a scholarship to each year’s winner to be used to assist a student or teacher with professional development or college courses.

SCASA is the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, with a membership of more than 4,100. From leadership development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people.  As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.


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