District Administration

Dr. W. Burke Royster

W.Burke Royster

Superintendent
The Superintendent directs the full scope of education and all support services of the school district.

(864) 355-8860
wroyster@greenville.k12.sc.us
FAX: 355-8867
Dr. W. Burke Royster Biographical Information


Dr. Mason Gary

Dr. Mason Gary, Deputy Superintendent

Deputy Superintendent
(864) 355-8869

Dr. Mason Gary Biographical Information


Teri S. Brinkman

Teri S. Brinkman

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement
Teri S. Brinkman Biographical Information

The Communications Department is responsible for media and community relations, organizational communications, publications, graphic design, video production, PTA support, Service Center, and staff recognition activities.

(864) 355-8870


Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Executive Director, Education Technology Services
Bill Brown Biographical Information

The mission of Education Technology Services (ETS) is to create, support, assess, and maintain an optimal technology environment for student education and administrative support.

(864) 355-3111


Brenda Byrd

Brenda Byrd

Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Elementary Schools Group 2
Brenda Byrd Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852


Phillip Davie

Phillip Davie

Assistant Superintendent for School Administrative Support
Phillip Davie Biographical Information

The Assistant Superintendent for School Administrative Support supervises the Transportation Department, the Office of Information Assurance, and Charter Schools. Additional responsibilities include support for the District Emergency Response Team, leadership development opportunities for staff, and oversight of school-level operations and projects.

(864) 355-8852


Betty Farley

Betty Farley

Executive Director of Planning and Demographics
Betty Farley Biographical Information

The Planning and Demographics Department is responsible for student assignment, GCS’s school choice, short and long-range student projections, land use, school space utilization, new school sites, GCS’s Long Range Facilities Plan and data collection to facilitate services to current and future student populations. 

(864) 355-7262


Nancy Fitzer

Nancy Fitzer

Assistant to the Superintendent and Board Liaison
Nancy Fitzer Biographical Information

Assists the superintendent with various matters involving communication and problem solving. Serves as the communications link between Trustees, the community and the administration.

(864) 355-8862


Lynn Gibbs

Lynn Gibbs

Executive Director/Human Resources
Lynn Gibbs Biographical Information

The Human Resources Department is responsible for supporting principals and the superintendent in reaching educational goals through highly qualified employees in all district positions. In addition, The Human Resource Department provides support to the district in areas of Certification, Evaluation, Leave Management, Professional Development and Substitute Management.

(864) 355-3974


Whitney Hanna

Whitney Hanna

Coordinator of Community Collaboration
Whitney Hanna Biographical Information

The Coordinator of Community Collaboration & Institutional Advancement works with the district’s leadership team, schools and centers to develop relationships with community partners, including corporations, industry groups, non-profits and other external organizations. This position seeks to create effective partnerships that are in-line with the district’s Graduation Plus initiative and enhance students’ educational experiences.

(864) 355-3144


Traci Hogan

Traci Hogan

Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services
Traci Hogan Biographical Information

Special Education Services of Greenville County Schools provides a free, appropriate public education for all children with disabilities ages 3-21 in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special education students are served by a faculty and staff of over 800 teachers, therapists, and other specialists who are trained to provide state-of-the-art instruction and assistance designed to meet individual student needs.

(864) 355-3395


Adam James

Adam James

Director of Transportation
Adam James Biographical Information

The Transportation Department develops and administers a program (358 state-owned school buses, 11 district-owned Magnet Buses, 8 NCLB buses and 36 district-owned activity buses) to meet all GCS transportation requirements and activities. The primary goal is to provide the safest means of transportation for pupils to and from school (five bus centers, which provide regular day-to-day transportation for approximately 26,000 students) and extracurricular activities. The Transportation Office acts as a liaison with parents regarding complaints and special requests. The GCS Transportation Department, with passionate and dedicated personnel, is recognized as a leader in SC school bus transportation.

(864) 355-1826


 Karen Kapp

Karen Kapp

Director of Staff and Leadership Development
Karen Kapp Biographical Information

 The office of Staff and Leadership Development serves employee growth at all levels of the district. Key responsibilities are to assess district-wide staff development needs; establish a master in-service plan; develop, monitor, and coordinate professional learning; and build instructional leadership capacity through coaching and professional learning networks.

(864) 355-3894
kkapp@greenville.k12.sc.us


Jeff Knotts

Jeff Knotts

Executive Director of Finance
Jeff Knotts Biographical Information

The Finance Department is responsible for all financial transactions, including treasurer functions and disbursement of all funds; budgeting, Benefits, Food and Nutrition Services, purchasing and warehouse functions.

(864) 355-1160


Jeff McCoy

Jeff McCoy

Associate Superintendent for Academics
Jeff McCoy Biographical Information

The Associate Superintendent for Academics is responsible to provide leadership to all district academic programs, with emphasis on curriculum development, implementation of innovative, research-based instructional practices, and the analysis and effective use of data resulting from the ongoing, comprehensive assessment of student achievement.

(864) 355-3134


Dr. Jason McCreary

Dr. Jason McCreary

Director of Accountability and Quality Assurance
Dr. Jason McCreary Biographical Information

The Accountability and Quality Assurance Department supports and assists school and district personnel in reaching goals by designing and implementing planned programs of research, testing, evaluation, accreditation, strategic planning, and accountability structures related to continuous academic improvement. In addition, we provide constituents with data and additional interpretations with the intent to better inform data users in making data-driven decisions.

(864) 355-3368


Dicky McCuen

Dicky McCuen

Director of Operations & Maintenance
Dicky McCuen Biographical Information

The Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining school facilities, which includes preventive maintenance on equipment and making minor repairs to the facilities. Other responsibilities include communications services, hazardous materials, asbestos management, indoor air quality detection, rental of school properties and liaison to fire marshals and OSHA inspectors.

(864) 355-1270


Dr. Charlotte McDavid

Dr. Charlotte McDavid

Executive Director for Academic Innovation and Technology
Dr. Charlotte McDavid Biographical Information

 The Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Technology supports personalized learning through instructional technology and media services.  The department also assists with programs designed to help build better graduates such as the Satellite Diploma Program, virtual high school, distance learning, extended day programs, and New Tech schools. This role promotes success for all students through Title I and Title III programs.

(864) 355-3143
cmcdavid@greenville.k12.sc.us


Dr. David McDonald

Dr. David McDonald

Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Middle Schools
Dr. David McDonald Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-3176


Dr. Michelle Meekins

Dr. Michelle Meekins

Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Elementary Schools Group 3
Dr. Michelle Meekins Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852


Pam Mills

Pam Mills

Coordinator of Government Relations
Pam Mills Biographical Information

The Coordinator of Government Relations works with elected officials in all areas of Government to communicate the needs and concerns of the district, and to maintain and develop critical partnerships. The position also serves as a liaison between the district and all government agencies and handles a variety of constituent issues.

(864) 355-8863


Terry Mills

Terry Mills

Executive Director of Construction
Terry Mills Biographical Information

The Facilities Department is responsible for the planning, design and construction of new and the renovation of the existing schools. Additionally the department administers all repairs and building system replacements that require outside contractors.

The Energy Management Department is responsible for assisting all locations in meeting conservation goals through operating computer based building control systems, energy surveys and audits, energy awareness and implementing energy conservation projects. Additionally, the department programs and manages all major HVAC renovation projects.

(864) 355-7787


Dr. Megan Mitchell-Hoefer

Dr. Megan Mtichell-Hoefer

Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – Elementary Schools Group 1
Dr. Megan Mitchell-Hoefer Biographical Information

 The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.​

(864) 355-3890


Darryl Nance

Darryl Nance

Director of Athletics
Darryl Nance Biographical Information

The Athletic Department is responsible for administration of the total athletic program throughout the district. Services include coordination of the middle school athletic program; coordinating athletic facilities improvements and maintenance; providing staff development and human resources functions; and supervising school athletic programs in the areas of risk management, Title IX compliance, maintenance, financial management, and transportation.

(864) 355-3987


Kent Owens

Kent Owens

Executive Director of Student Personnel Services
Kent Owens Biographical Information

The Student Personnel Services Department provides assistance and intervention for students, parents and school personnel that promote academic achievement in a safe and positive environment. Services provided include attendance intervention, social work services, medical health services, psychological services, discipline intervention, and parent assistance.

(864) 355-2061


Scott Rhymer

Scott Rhymer

Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership – High Schools
Scott Rhymer Biographical Information

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership is the supervision and evaluation of principals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in interviewing and selecting prospective principals and assistant principals, providing professional development for school leaders, and collaborating with other district personnel regarding school based and district operations.

(864) 355-8852


Brian J. Sherman

Brian J. Sherman

Assistant to the Superintendent and District Ombudsman
Brian J. Sherman Biographical Information

The District Ombudsman is responsible for helping parents resolve issues. He works closely with parents, listening to their concerns and directing them to the most appropriate staff member or department to resolve issues involving their child’s education. When parents have exhausted all options, including talking to their child’s teacher and principal, the District Ombudsman is available to discuss other avenues necessary to rectify their concerns about their child’s education.

(864) 355-3164


Vacant

Executive Director, Career and Technology Education

The Career and Technology Education Department provides support to four career centers, Lifelong Learning, Fine Arts Center, select programs in middle/high schools, and links with Charter schools. Services offered are workshops, in-services, school year and/or summer career development facilitator training, classroom support for materials supplies, equipment, student job opportunities, and dual credit courses with Greenville Technical College.

(864) 355-3081


Doug Webb

Doug Webb

General Counsel
Doug Webb Biographical Information

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for reviewing and drafting board policies; responding to legal complaints; reviewing contracts, leases, and other legal documents; handling litigation through direct representation or coordination of retained counsel; representing the District in hearings; and providing legal advice and training.

(864) 355-8866