Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020
GCS Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
Greenville County Schools salutes our 12 school board members during South Carolina School Board Recognition Month. As advocates for student success, school board members are leaders, champions, and public servants to the students and staff of Greenville County Schools.
As a part of School Board Recognition Month, board members will participate in an official signing of the South Carolina School Board Member Ethical Principles during their January school board meeting on Tuesday, January 28. By signing the principles, school board members publicly vow to uphold effective governance principles and pledged to improve public education in their community. See Board Policy BA, School Board Operations, for specific responsibilities of the School Board.
This year’s theme — School Board Strong — highlights the unique role our School Board plays in championing and advocating for quality education and the ownership they take for governing our schools. As the elected representatives of the people in Greenville County, they embody our local communities’ voice and vision for our public schools.
GCS School Board trustees hold leadership positions both within and outside the district. They develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. The GCS School Board oversees the governance of Greenville County Schools, the state’s largest school system, which includes more than 77,000 students, 10,000 employees, and a budget of more than $600 million.
2020 Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees
- Lynda Leventis-Wells, Area 22 - Chairman
- Lisa Wells, Area 28 – Vice Chairman
- Glenda Morrison-Fair, Area 23 - Secretary
- Debi C. Bush, Area 19
- Roy Z. Chamlee, Area 21
- Michelle Goodwin-Calwile, Area 25
- Joy Grayson, Area 17
- Derek Lewis, Area 24
- Roger D. Meek, Area 26
- Dr. Crystal Ball O’Connor, Area 27
- Charles J. “Chuck” Saylors, Area 20
- Pat Sudduth, Area 18