Marlboro County School District names new superintendent


The Marlboro County School District has named a new superintendent Wednesday night.

Dr. Gregory McCord, currently an assistant superintendent in Beaufort County, SC, schools, will be the next superintendent of schools for Marlboro County starting July 1.

McCord has served as chief auxiliary services officer in Beaufort County School District and, prior to that, as principal at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, S.C.

“We are thrilled with this decision and this community is going to see more great things from Marlboro County schools,” said Lucy Parsons, chair of the county school board. “Dr. McCord brings so much to our school district, but especially his varied school experiences and strong enthusiasm to make things better.”

The hiring was approved by the school board after an executive session Wednesday night. However, a formal contract must still be negotiated and signed.

McCord earned his bachelor’s degree from Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, and his Master’s in post-secondary education from Cambridge University. He holds an Ed.S degree in educational administration and supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in Cleveland, TN, and a doctorate in educational administration from South Carolina State University.

McCord was chosen from a group of three other finalists, who interviewed and met with the community earlier this month.

“We had four exceptional finalists and, overall, an excellent pool of more than 30 qualified applicants,” Parsons said. “After reviewing Dr. McCord’s achievements, and meeting with him and talking to people who have worked with and for him, we are confident he is the right person to lead the Marlboro County School District.”

Among the opportunities facing the new superintendent will be improving academic achievement, providing additional career and technology education, and upgrading school facilities across the district. School board members plan a facilities referendum later this year.

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