On the Move: Scott Turner

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Greenville County Schools

Scott Turner recently joined Greenville County Schools as deputy superintendent. Turner was the longtime superintendent of Spartanburg School District Five.

Turner is a graduate of Wofford College. He also earned a master’s degree in science education and an educational specialist degree in educational administration from Converse College, as well as a doctorate of education in educational leadership from South Carolina State.

Turner began his teaching career as a science instructor at Boiling Springs High School in 1987. Eleven years later he moved into administration as an assistant principal at Dutch Fork Middle School. After a short stint as Chapin High AP, he took the helm as principal of Chesnee High in 2000. Three years later he moved into District Five as principal of Byrnes High and after just one year got the nod to serve as superintendent.

Over the course of his career he has served on various boards and commissions, including the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, the Spartanburg College Board of Commissioners, the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust, and the BMW Advisory Board.  He is also a past-president of both the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) and the SCASA Superintendent’s Division.

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