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OCSD board member is recognized by SCSBA for 15 years of service

OCSD BOARD MEMBER RECOGNIZED FOR 15 YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION
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Mary B. Ulmer, a board member for Orangeburg County School District, has been recognized by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for 15 years of school board service.

After decades as an educator, Mrs. Ulmer retired from the classroom and was later elected to the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5’s school board in November 2007. Mrs. Ulmer chaired Orangeburg Five’s board from 2011 until 2019, when she was elected to serve on the board of our newly-consolidated district.

Mrs. Ulmer was also elected to the South Carolina School Boards Association’s Board of Directors, a position she’s held in service to Orangeburg, Calhoun and Sumter’s school boards since 2014.

Veteran school board members provide vision and valuable leadership for school districts. OCSD and SCSBA are pleased to honor Ulmer for her long-term dedication to improving student achievement in our district.

Mrs. Ulmer, along with 34 other school board members from throughout the state, will receive special lapel pins for reaching the 10 or 15-year benchmark. She will also receive a certificate and her name and years of service will appear in the Annual Convention program.

In January 2022, in South Carolina, about 43 percent of the state’s approximately 664 school district and affiliate board members had served four years or less, and about 26 percent had 10 years or more of board service.

SCSBA is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the 77 school districts.