Upstate Superintendent named one of nation’s top leaders to learn from

Superintendent Dr. W. Burke Royster, Greenville Co. Schools

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – An Upstate superintendent has been named one of the nation’s top leaders to learn from, by Education Week Magazine.

The magazine’s fifth annual Leaders To Learn From report named Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. W. Burke Royster on the 2017 list. He’s one of 14 district leaders across the country named in the report.

Dr. Royster is in his fifth year as Superintendent of Greenville County Schools, the nation’s 44th largest school district, according to the news release.

The report praises his efforts in creating more individualized instruction and more engagement in the classroom. And making sure students are ready for the workforce.

Education Week chose 14 leaders from more than 750 nominees submitted by school experts, readers and journalists.

Education Week‘s 2017 Leaders To Learn From are:
· Chris Coffelt, Superintendent, Central Decatur Community School District, Leon, IA
· Patricia Deklotz, Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District, Wales, WI
· Dolores Gonzalez, Chief Program Officer, IDEA Public Schools, Weslaco, TX
· Sharon Griffin, Chief of Schools, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN
· Walt Griffin, Superintendent and Jeanette Lukens, Director, Project ELEVATE, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, FL
· John Marshall, Chief Equity Officer, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
· Clyde McBride, Director, Career & Technical Ed, Kayenta Unified School District, Kayenta, AZ
· Tris Moore, Director, Office of Equity for Scholars & Family Success, Federal Way Public Schools, Federal Way, WA
· Cesar Morales, Superintendent, Oxnard Elementary School District, Oxnard, CA
· Jim Rollins, Superintendent, Springdale Public Schools, Springdale, AR
· W. Burke Royster, Superintendent, Greenville County Schools, Greenville, SC
· Bilal Tawwab, Superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Flint, MI
· Joseph Williams, Executive Director of Technology, Perris Union High Schools, Perris, CA

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