In a press release issued at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) announced that the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected, by unanimous vote, Dr. William (Shane) Robbins as its new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan who is retiring in June.
Robbins is currently superintendent of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation in Fontville, Ind. Prior to this post, he was superintendent of Northwestern Consolidated School District and Monroe Central School Corporation, both in Indiana.
“This was a difficult decision because we had such outstanding finalists, but Dr. Robbins has the vision and experience to build on our successes and take us to the next level,” Board Chairman Dr. James Smith said. “His passion and commitment to excellence are inspiring. The school board thanks everyone who has been of assistance to us in this process and looks forward to welcoming Dr. Robbins and his family to Kershaw County.”
Robbins began his career as a science and health teacher and later served as a high school assistant principal, associate principal and principal before his first superintendent post.
In 2017, the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named him as its District VI Superintendent of the Year; he was also named the Fortville/McCordsville Health and Human Services Professional of the Year. The Indiana Association of School Business Officials named him as the District VI School Business Officer of the Year in 2012, and he received the United States Army “Bronze-Star” for service as an education officer in Khost Province, Afghanistan, the year prior to that.
Under Robbins’ leadership, his school district’s state grade of “C” Academic Watch rose to an “A” Exemplary. He also converted his entire PK-12 campus into a one-to-one computing environment with 100 percent wireless capacity.