Gary named Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools

Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Dr. Randall Gary has been selected Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Dr. Randall Gary has been selected Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.



The Spartanburg District Five Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Dr. Randall Gary as the next Superintendent of Spartanburg District Five Schools.

Gary comes from Lexington School District Three in Batesburg-Leesville where he has served as Superintendent since 2015. He replaces longtime Superintendent Dr. Scott Turner, who retires at the end of June, after leading District Five for 15 years.

Gary will begin work in District Five on July 1.

“I am honored and excited to join the Spartanburg District Five family and look forward to continuing and expanding upon the legacy of excellence that has been established,” he says. “I had the opportunity to meet many dedicated students and faculty during the selection process and eagerly anticipate working with them as we live out the motto, ‘Every Child, Every Day’”.

“In a very talented field of candidates, Dr. Gary’s experience, professionalism, and approachability made him the best choice to lead District Five,” said Board Chairman Rick Eitel. “We are confident he will build on Dr. Turner’s legacy and believe he is the right person to lead District Five into the future.”\

Gary began his career in the classroom teaching middle school math in Columbia before being promoted to Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and Principal. In 2013, Gary served as Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Operations, before being named Superintendent of Lexington School District Three.

Under Gary’s leadership, Lexington Three increased its four year graduation rate nearly six points in two years, began an Early College program, implemented a 1:1 technology initiative for 2nd-12th grade students, and had the district’s first-ever “Palmetto’s Finest” award given to one of its schools.




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