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School board members pay respects to former superintendent

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston County school board members bowed their heads in moment of silence to remember former school superintendent, Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson.

SShe made a difference here," Dr. Nancy McGinley said."She brought a national perspective into our district."

McGinley, the current superintendent, reflected on Dr. Goodloe-Johnson's impact and achievements while she served.

"She really established a foundation and in many ways we are benefiting from today," McGinley said.

Dr. Goodloe-Johnson passed away Wednesday after a year long battle with lung cancer.

She was the first African American to serve as the superintendent of Charleston County schools.

Dr. Goodloe-Johnson was chosen superintendent back in 2003 and served for nearly four years.

She leaves behind a husband and young daughter.

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