The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named Tarry McGovern to be the district’s new special services director and Judith McCray to be an assistant principal at Camden High School (CHS) for the 2014-15 school year.
"I’m pleased that these individuals who have such extensive backgrounds and expertise will be joining our staff," said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. "They will be great additions."
McGovern has been serving as a special services coordinator in Richland School District 2. Prior to that, he was an education associate in the State Department of Education’s Office of Exceptional Children where he provided technical assistance to school districts and local education agencies. He has also served as an administrative assistant in District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties and first taught special education in Richland School District One.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina. McGovern is replacing Debi Davis who retired earlier this school year.
"I am looking forward to working in Kershaw County School District to help our children to reach their full potential," McGovern said. "I am also looking forward to building positive relations with our parents, teachers and community and business partners."
McCray is currently an assistant principal at Irmo Middle School and was an administrative assistant at Dutch Fork High School prior to that. She has served as an English/Language Arts teacher at Calhoun County High School, Dutch Fork Middle School, Chapin High School and Dutch Fork High School where she was named the school’s teacher of the year.
She has a Bachelor of Art degree from Columbia College, a Master of Art degree from Webster University, a Master of Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a doctorate of education from Walden University. McCray is national board certified. She is replacing Tylisa Hill who is relocating.
"I am excited and looking forward to a new experience at Camden High School because of the great strides the staff is making to ensure excellence for all students," McCray said. "It is an honor to be a part of an institution that is progressively moving the 21st century learner into a competitive global world."