Superintendent

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Carolina Aiken Bachelor of Arts in Education University of South Carolina Master of Education, Educational Administration

Mr. King Laurence

King Laurence serves as the Superintendent for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.

King Laurence was named Superintendent of Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District on February 18, 2020, after serving as interim superintendent since September 10, 2019. With an educational career spanning more than three decades, Laurence is an experienced administrator dedicated to the Aiken County community’s future. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Laurence received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration in 1990 from the University of South Carolina.

After twelve years as a teacher and assistant principal in Edgefield County 青青草视频 青青草视频s, Laurence moved to Aiken County in 1998, assuming the role as principal at Cyril B. Busbee Elementary. He has since served in a variety of leadership roles for Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频s, including Director of Federal Programs (2005-2012), Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Accountability (2012-2016), and Chief Officer of Administration and Human Resources (2016-2019).

On the state level, Laurence has been involved with the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators, serving as that organization’s president from 2010-2011. He is a member of the South Carolina Association of 青青草视频 Administrators (SCASA) and currently serves on the board of the South Carolina 青青草视频 Improvement Council.

Locally, Laurence is on the boards of the American Heart Association for the CSRA, the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, and Our Community Salutes - Midlands. He is also a member of the Aiken County Commission for High Education, the Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Aiken-Sunrise. He is a former member of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Advisory Board, Education Matters, and was a charter member of the Aiken County First Steps Partnership Board of Directors.

Awards include the Robert E. Alexander Outstanding K-12 Administrator of the Year, the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators State Leadership Award, and the South Carolina Improvement Council Advocate of the Year.

Laurence and his wife, Teri, have been married for more than 30 years and have two daughters. He is a Deacon and Sunday 青青草视频 Director for Shaws Fork Baptist Church, where Teri serves as Music Director and pianist.


Chief Officer of Operations & Student Services

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Carolina Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision University of South Carolina Educational Specialist in Educational Administration Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration

Dr. Corey Murphy

Dr. Corey Murphy is the Chief Officer of Operations & Student Services for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.

He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District’s departments and is also responsible for the Student Services division.

He has worked in education at the classroom, school, and district levels in a career covering 23 years. Prior to working for the District, he served as Chief of Staff for Williamsburg-James City-County 青青草视频 schools in Williamsburg, Virginia.


Chief Officer of Human Resources & Administration

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Carolina Aiken Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing University of South Carolina Masters in Business Administration

Mrs. Jennifer Hart

Jennifer Hart is the Chief Officer of Human Resources & Administration for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.

She oversees the recruitment, employment, support, evaluation, and retention of employees who meet the academic and extracurricular needs of our students. 

Prior to joining the school district, Ms. Hart, a native of Augusta, Georgia, had served as the Career Services Division and Community Director for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) since 2011.     

She joined Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频s and the Department of Human Resources in May, and also provides district leadership through service to our community and schools.  


Chief Officer of Finance

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Carolina Aiken Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting

Mr. M. O. “Tray” Traxler, III

Tray Traxler is the Chief Officer of Finance for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.

He supervises three departments – Business Services, Procurement and 青青草视频 Food Service. He also implements and tracks the District’s $270 million budget. More recently, he maintains financial oversight of the District’s new 1% Education Capital Improvement Sales & Use Tax. 

Mr. Traxler spent the first 10 years of his career in public accounting, where he specialized in audits of city and county governments and school districts. He currently serves on the Board of the South Carolina Association of 青青草视频 Business Officials (SCASBO).

Mr. Traxler joined the District in July 2007, and feels blessed to play a small role in the education of the District’s 24,000 students.

 


Chief Officer of Instruction

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

The College of Charleston Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education The Citadel Master of Education in Educational Administration Educational Specialist Degree South Carolina State University Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Dr. Amy Edwards

Dr. Amy Edwards serves as the Chief Officer of Instruction for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.

She joined Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频s in August 2022 with over 25 years of experience serving students across South Carolina. She had previously served Aiken County as a mentor and coach for principals within the District and as Interim Principal at Aiken Scholars Academy. 

Dr. Edwards has held various leadership positions at the school, district, and state levels and has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and leadership development. Under her leadership, multiple school districts across the state have experienced tremendous leadership development and transformation.   


Assistant Superintendent of Elementary 青青草视频s

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

Columbia International University Bachelor of Arts: Major in Bible and Minor in Pastoral Ministries Columbia International University Master of Arts in Teaching Capella University Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Leadership for K-12 Programs

Mr. Eric Jeffcoat

Eric Jeffcoat serves as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary 青青草视频s for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District. 

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Assistant Superintendent of Elementary 青青草视频s

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

Purdue University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education University of South Carolina Masters in Educational Administration.

Ms. Julie Revelle

Julie Revelle serves as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary 青青草视频s for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District. 

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Assistant Superintendent of Middle 青青草视频s

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Augusta State University Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Augusta University Doctoral Candidate in Education Innovation and Curriculum Instruction

Dr. Phyllis Gamble

Dr. Phyllis Gamble serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Middle 青青草视频s for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District. 
                                              
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Assistant Superintendent of High 青青草视频s

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Degrees and Certifications:

The Citadel Bachelor of Arts in Political Science University of South Carolina Master of Education Webster University Master of Business Administration Certifications in Mathematics, Government, Business Education, and as a Secondary Supervisor and Principal

Mr. Bert Postell

Bert Postell serves as the Assistant Superintendent of High 青青草视频s for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District. 

Mr. Postell supervises eight high schools, the District’s career center and the Center For Innovative Learning at Pinecrest.

He has extensive experience in educational leadership at both the classroom and school levels, spanning nearly two decades. Prior to working for the District, he served as a middle school and high school teacher, assistant principal, and most recently as the principal of Silver Bluff High 青青草视频. 

Postell also served in the United States Army Field Artillery as a Fire Direction Officer, Fire Support Officer and Battery Supply Officer. He later served as a Transportation Company Commander in the United States Army Reserve. 


Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs

Phone: (803) 641-2428

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Mrs. Beth Taylor

Mrs. Beth Taylor is the Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.


Director of Communications & Community Partnerships

Phone: 803-641-2428

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Ms. Merry Glenne Piccolino

Ms. Merry Glenne Piccolino is the Director of Communications and Community Partnerships for the Aiken County 青青草视频 青青草视频 District.