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Orangeburg County School District Board of Trustees Names New Superintendent

At tonight’s meeting, the Orangeburg County School District Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Shawn D. Foster as the District’s superintendent. 

Dr. Foster is currently Chief Officer of Operations and Student Services for the Aiken County School District. Prior to this post, he served as an intervention specialist and counselor, assistant director of an alternative school, assistant principal, principal, and director of student and administrative services. “Our Board was very pleased with Dr. Foster’s educational background and experiences,” said Orangeburg Board Chairperson Peggy James-Tyler. “We believe he best fits qualities outlined in our community and staff written leadership profile. Dr. Foster also has strong experience in areas that will serve our district well now and in the future.” 


Dr. Foster was one of two finalists selected by the Board and last week each spent a day in the District and had a second interview with the Board. “Both finalists were excellent candidates and outstanding educational leaders. We believe, however, that Dr. Foster is the best fit for Orangeburg,” said James-Tyler. 


Dr. Foster will assume his duties as Orangeburg County School District’s new superintendent on July 1. “Selecting our next superintendent has been an important process for the Board, and we believe we have found an outstanding leader. We are very appreciative of the 

employee and community support we have received throughout our search, and we are looking forward to a great future for our District under Dr. Foster’s leadership,” said James-Tyler.