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District 5 superintendent Scott Turner to retire at end of school year

Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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In 2011, District 5 Superintendent  Dr. Scott Turner was named the Greater Greer Foundation Educator of the Year. He was honored at the foundation's annual gala.

In 2011, District 5 Superintendent  Dr. Scott Turner was named the Greater Greer Foundation Educator of the Year. He was honored at the foundation's annual gala.

Dr. Scott Turner will retire as Superintendent of The Spartanburg District Five Schools at the end of the 2018-19 school year. His retirement will come at the end of Turner’s 15th year as superintendent of District Five Schools.

 The Board of Trustees received Turner’s letter official letter and announced his retirement.

“Dr. Turner has set our District on a path of excellence and achievement in the classroom that has distinguished District Five as one of the premiere districts in South Carolina, and the nation,” Board Chairman Rick Eitel stated.  “It will be extremely difficult to fill his shoes or match his legacy.  His leadership will leave an indelible mark on District Five, our students, and our community.”

 In his resignation letter, Turner wrote “I believe there are no limits for this community as it continues to move froward. I will continue to be one of this District’s biggest allies and cheerleaders, if only a spectator.”

 The District will begin a search immediately to find a new superintendent.

 Turner is a 1986 graduate of Wofford College with a degree in biology.

 He spent the first 11 years of his career as a teacher at Boiling Springs High School.  He then served as an assistant principal at Dutch Fork Middle School and Chapin High School before returning to Spartanburg County to become principal at Chesnee High School.  

 Turner joined the District Five staff when he became principal at Byrnes High School in July 2003.  He was named superintendent in July 2004.

 He was the 2011 recipient of the Greater Greer Education Foundation’s Educator of the Year award.

 In presenting the award, it was noted that Turner had managed a $70 million building project that included two new elementary schools, one new middle school, a district fine arts center and an athletic field house for high school sports, evidence that the district had experienced strong growth under his leadership.

 

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