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New Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School Principal Named
At the called board work session on July 21, 2015 the board approved Dr. Mark Dean as principal of Hunter-Kinard-Tyler Middle/High School.  Dr. Dean has 24 years of educational experience; 9 of which as principal.  His most recent principalship was at McCormick K-12 Educational Complex where he provided administrative and instructional oversight of elementary, secondary, and CATE levels.  Dr. Dean has expressed his excitement as he transitions to the Trojan community.  OCSD4 welcomes Dr. Dean.
School Orientation/Registration Dates
Save the date!  OCSD4 school orientation/registration dates are now available.  Please click here to view your student's school schedule.  We look forward to seeing all of our students and parents during these dates. 


Michael Thom Tapped to Lead Finance Department
Michael Thom was approved by the board as the new OCSD4 Director of Finance.  As a Certified Government Finance Officer, Mr. Thom has served in several Finance roles at the State level, including the:  Department of Education, State Technical College System, Department of Natural Resources, Budget and Control Board, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Thom's wife is a principal in Richland 2 and they have a 13 year old daughter and 15 year old son.  The OCSD4 family welcomes Michael Thom!
New Edisto High School Principal Named
At the June regular board meeting, the board approved Dr. Shannon Gibson as the new principal of Edisto High School.  Dr. Gibson's education career spans 15 years; most recently as a middle/high principal in Spartanburg County.  Dr. Gibson felt the Edisto High community was very similar to the areas that he had served previously and he is excited about his Cougar future.  Dr. Gibson brings his wife and five children with him to the Edisto attendance area.  OCSD4 welcomes Dr. Gibson!
HKT High SRO is State Officer of the Year
Hunter Kinard Tyler's Deputy Stacy Loadholt was recognized as the Lowcountry Region's School Resource Officer of the Year, and the overall statewide Officer of the Year at the annual South Carolina Association of School Resource Officers conference held this month in Myrtle Beach.  Deputy Loadholt has been an active and positive part of the HKT and OCSD4 community.  OCSD4 congratulates Deputy Loadholt!
Hunter Kinard Tyler High Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Hunter Kinard Tyler High School held their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29th 2015.  James Lee King, Jr. was Valedictorian and Justin Benjamin Carroll was Salutatorian.  OCSD4 congratulates all of the graduates from the Hunter Kinard Tyler class of 2015!
Edisto High Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Edisto High School held their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29th 2015.  Tyler Andrew Newman was the Valedictorian and Joshua Taylor Cope Malejko was the Salutatorian.  OCSD4 congratulates all the Edisto High School Graduates in the class of 2015!
Branchville High Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Branchville High School held their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29th, 2015.  Haley Paige McClure was the Valedictorian and Sean Mackenzie Bernstel was the Salutatorian.  OCSD4 congratulates all graduates from the Branchville High School class of 2015!
Holiday Named Assistant Superintendent For Human Resources/Public Relations
The OCSD4 board voted on Tuesday, May 19th, to appoint Mr. Ernest Holiday to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources/Public Relations position.  Holiday will take over for Dr. Tim Newman, who will assume the Superintendent's role on July 1st, 2015.  Holiday has been the Principal at Hunter Kinard High School since July 2012.  Holiday's 18 year career path has taken him from the classroom, to Middle School and High School Assistant Principal, and Principal.  He has a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Presbyterian College, a Masters of Education from Winthrop University, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Educational Leadership.  The OCSD4 family welcomes Mr. Holiday to his new role!
Newman Named New Superintendent
The OCSD4 board voted Tuesday May 12th, to name Dr. Tim Newman as the new superintendent for the school district, effective July 1st, 2015.  Dr. Newman succeeds Brenda Turner, who announced her resignation on May 5th. 
Dr. Newman has been the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources/Public Relations for the past four years.  Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Operations, Maintenance, and Technology Services; a High School Administrator, and a classroom teacher in the School District of Pickens County.  Dr. Newman has been prominently involved at the State level, serving on Technology committees, Policy crafting committees, Administrator Professional Development Planning; and most recently elected President of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators Human Resources/Personnel division.  Prior to entering public education, Dr. Newman was in the retail sector for 17 years, working for the Macy’s and Belk chains; as well as owning his own stores.  Dr. Newman has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, with a minor in Accounting from Clemson University; a Master’s degree in Economics from Clemson University; a Masters of Education from University of South Alabama, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University.  Dr. Newman and his family live in the OCSD4 attendance area and both his wife and daughter are teachers in the district.  The Newman’s son is a Senior at Edisto High School and will be graduating this year. 
Dr. Newman states “I’m ready to serve the OCSD4 communities and their children in this new role.  We have great challenges ahead, but we also have great students, parents, teachers, and staff to meet those challenges; we’ll do this together, side by side.”
HKTE Teacher Named WLTX Teacher Of The Week
Hunter Kinard Tyler Elementary School's Benjamin Jackson was named WLTX's Teacher of the Week for May 3rd-May 10th, 2015.  Mr. Jackson teaches Character Education and also serves as a Behavior specialist, working with students that have had disciplinary issues.  His Boys to Gents program caught the eyes of WLTX and led to the surprise visit Tuesday.  Congratulations Mr. Jackson!  See the full interview at:


Weather Make Up Day
OCSD4 will use March 20th, 2015 for the weather make up day from February 24th, 2015.  The district had to cancel school for inclement weather on February 24th, 2015.  March 20th, 2015 was originally slated to be a teacher work day and now will be a full attendance day for students and staff.
Administrators Move From Interim to Permanent at Edisto Elementary
The board recently approved Ms. Gloria Jenkins as Principal, and Dr. Steve Preast as Assistant Principal at Edisto Elementary School.  Both had been serving in an interim capacity since the start of this school year.  OCSD4 congratulates both for a job well done! 
HKT's Jarius Jenkins Represents OCSD4 In North/South All Star Game
The Trojan's Jarius Jenkins will be playing in the North/South All Star Game on Saturday, December 13th, 2014.  The game will be held at Myrtle Beach High School at 12:30 pm.  Along with winning two state championships, Jarius has rushed for over 4000 yards in his career, making him the all time leader at Hunter Kinard Tyler High School.  Congratulations Jarius!
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