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					                   BREAKING NEWS: Board Names
                      Superintendent Finalists
After three meetings to give interviews, then         has taught middle school special needs
special reviews and consideration to applicants       populations and social studies in an alternative
for the position of district superintendent, the      setting. She has been a high school assistant
Chester County Board of School Trustees has           principal, a middle and high school principal,
announced its finalists. On Tuesday, the board        and the assistant superintendent for
held its final meeting and selected two male          Curriculum and Instruction for the Kershaw
and two female finalists for the position left        County School District.
vacant by Dr. Thomas Graves, who resigned
effective May 1. The candidates will come to
Chester for a community “Meet the                     Citadel and earned his Doctor of Philosophy
Candidates” reception at the district office on       degree in Educational Leadership from the
Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The board              University of South Carolina. He has been a
“worked hard” and was dedicated to the task of        high school history and social studies teacher,
selecting a candidate to serve as the district's      a high school assistant principal and principal,
new superintendent, said Interim                      a director of student support services and chief
Superintendent John Taylor. The finalists for         instructional services officer for Beaufort
the Chester County Schools Superintendent             County.
position are: Dr. Carlotta D. Redish, the
associate superintendent for administrative
services and instruction in the Cherokee              Forest University and has his Education
County School District; Dr. Agnes M. Slayman,         doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Prior to
the executive director of secondary education         his current position, Dr. Laws served five years
for the Kershaw County School District; Dr.           as superintendent of the Elkin City, NC
Ahmed Sean Alford, the chief instructional            schools. During his career, he has served as a
services officer for the Beaufort County School       workforce development teacher, has been an
District; and Dr. Stephen C. Laws,                    assistant principal and principal at both the
superintendent for the Wilkes County Schools          middle and high school levels, and has served
since 2003. A brief biography of each                 as a human resources director prior to his
candidate is shared below:                            almost 14 years as a superintendent.

                                                      The board hopes to make its final selection at a
Philosophy degree from the University of South        special called meeting on Nov. 28, Taylor said.
Carolina with a major in Educational                  The new superintendent will be named shortly
Leadership and Policy. She has served as a            after that.
history and social studies teacher, a
department chairperson, elementary assistant
principal and principal, a literary specialist, and
director of personnel.                                The News & Reporter – -
                                                      Thursday, November 03, 2011

Philosophy degree from the University of South
Carolina in Educational Administration. She

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