Video: What SC Superintendent Spearman had to say about Lexington One (and more!)

January 3, 2018 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

The Chamber’s first breakfast of 2018, sponsored by Floor Boys, was all about schools & education. Members recognized the school board for Lexington County School District One and celebrated Teacher of the Year Angie Freeman.

Freeman, a math teacher at Lexington High School, has been teaching for 31 years. She is a member of the SC Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Lexington One’s Student Learning Objective Committee and district curriculum writing committees. Her knowledge and dedication to her students is one of the many reasons why the distric shines as one of the best in the state.

Dr. Greg Little, superintendent of Lexington One, introduced this month’s speaker. A resident of Saluda County, Molly Spearman began her career here in Lexington County as a music teacher and then as an assistant principal at Gilbert High School. In addition to teaching and administration, she has served four terms as a member of the SC House of Representatives, six years as deputy superintendent of the SC Department of Education, and ten years as the executive director of the SC Association of School Administrators.

Elected in 2014 as the SC Superintendent of Education, Spearman is committed to preparing every child in the state for success after graduation through effective classroom teachers and personalized learning for each student.

“One of my greatest challenges is EVERY child in South Carolina- children in Allendale, Lexington, Greenville, Charleston, Timmerman,” said Spearman. Each district faces its own unique challenges- from districts where the population is growing rapidly to districts where industry and business support are non-existent. Here in Lexington, schools are trying to keep up with our rapidly growing population. In other, more rural districts the challenges are quite different, but the end goal is the same- to produce graduates who are prepared for success.

Watch the video to hear Spearman’s full talk. Check the Chamber calendar for our next upcoming events!