Hall of Fame - Dr. Thomas E. Kerns (1931-2007)

Dr. Thomas E. Kerns

Dr. Kerns graduated from Sterling High School in 1949. Returning to Greenville County Schools, he served the district for 38 years as a high school French and social studies teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator, and district administrator. In 1989, he became the fifth superintendent of The School District of Greenville County. Known for his dedication to the education of children and civic involvement, Dr. Kerns was recognized with numerous awards and honors including the Order of the Palmetto from Governor Carroll Campbell and the 1991 Superintendent of the Year Award from the South Carolina School Boards Association.