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.