Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Superintendent W. Burke Royster Awarded Contract Extension

W. Burke Royster - Greenville County Schools Superintendent - Click to enlargeGreenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster received a “very positive” evaluation and a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2016 from the Greenville County School Board as part of his initial annual performance review.

“Mr. Royster met or exceeded the Board’s expectations in each area of his annual evaluation – organizational values, development and implementation of the Education Plan, delivery of educational program, and board –superintendent partnership,” said Board Chairman Chuck Saylors.  “The Board is very pleased with Mr. Royster’s efforts to continue to move our school system forward for the betterment of our students and communities, and we look forward to continuing to work with him.”

In April, 2012, the Board of Trustees approved a three-year contract with Mr. Royster as the tenth superintendent of Greenville County Schools, the state’s largest and nation’s 47th largest school district with 71,000 plus students.  Previously, he served as deputy superintendent of Greenville County Schools from 2005 until his selection as superintendent.

Mr. Royster began his 33-year education career in 1980 as a teacher at Starr-Iva Middle School in Anderson School District Three and later served as assistant principal of Monaview Elementary School in Greenville County.  He assumed his first principalship in 1990 at Waccamaw High School in the Georgetown County School District.

Mr. Royster relocated back to the Upstate in 1994 as the principal of Seneca High School in Oconee County Schools and accepted his first district-level position in 1999 as assistant superintendent for administration and instruction in Oconee County.


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