Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Dr. DeeDee Washington, Associate Superintendent for Academics for Greenville County Schools, has been chosen among six individuals who have been named Women Making History by the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center. Dr. Washington and other recipients will receive the award on March 28.
The Women Making History award honors women in Greenville who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the communities in which they live and work.
Dr. Washington is a 24-year veteran educator who has served in administrative roles including curriculum facilitator, principal, personnel director, and classroom teacher. In her current role, she provides leadership to all schools to strengthen curriculum and improve instructional practices and student and school performance through the use of data and the comprehensive assessment of student achievement.
This seasoned administrator has mastered the art and science of improving schools, bringing two Upstate elementary schools to award-winning status. Under her leadership as principal, Brushy Creek Elementary School in Greenville received the Red Carpet School award, Palmetto’s Finest finalist award, Palmetto Silver and Gold awards, and Closing the Gap award. During her tenure as principal at Brushy Creek, Dr. Washington was also named Greenville County Schools Administrator of the Year. In addition, Reidville Elementary School in Spartanburg received the Exemplary Writing award, Red Carpet School award, School of Promise award, and a Palmetto Gold award under Washington’s leadership.
Dr. Washington collaborates with business and community agencies across the county and state, including higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, and United Way.
Dr. Washington earned a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s of Education with a concentration in Educational Administration from Converse College, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of South Carolina.