School board names Berkeley Co. superintendent finalists

School board names Berkeley Co. superintendent finalists
The three finalists for the Berkeley County School District superintendent position are (L-R) Dr. Anthony Dixon, Deon Jackson and Dr. Glenda Gibson Levine. (Source: Berkeley County School District)

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County School District is one step closer to naming a new superintendent.

The school’s board of trustees voted Tuesday to narrow its search to three candidates. All three are internal candidates, according to district.

  • Dr. Anthony S. Dixon: Dixon has served as the Chief Administrative Officer – School Services (Secondary Schools) for the Berkeley County School District since July 1, 2020. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Director of Academics and Innovation as well as principal of Sanders-Clyde and Memminger School of Global Studies. He served as principal for Philip Simmons High School, Philip Simmons Middle School and Cainhoy Elementary School. He previously served as an Assistant Principal at Daniel Island School and Boulder Bluff Elementary School and as a Special Education Teacher at St. Stephen and Memminger Elementary Schools. Dixon earned his Ed.D. and Ed.S. degrees from South Carolina State University, Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education from The University of Charleston and a B.S. from College of Charleston.
  • Deon D. Jackson: Jackson currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Pupil Services for the Berkeley County School District. Prior to this, he has served as the Senior Associate Superintendent of Operations and Administration, Interim Superintendent and Chief Administrative Officer in Berkeley County. He also served as a principal at Cane Bay Middle School and St. Stephen Middle School. Jackson served as a classroom teacher in Berkeley County for four years and in Lancaster County for two years. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ed.S. and M.Ed. from The Citadel.
  • Dr. Glenda Gibson Levine: Levine currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Berkeley County School District. Prior to this she served as the Chief Human Resource Officer and Director of Secondary Education in Berkeley County. She previously served as a principal of Hanahan High School, assistant principal of Stratford High School, a teacher evaluator and a classroom teacher at Stratford High School and Goose Creek High School.  She also served as a classroom teacher in the Williamsburg County School District. Levine is currently pursuing an Ed.S. from The Citadel.  She earned an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University, an M.Ed. from Charleston Southern University and a B.S. from Benedict Collect.

The board made its selection of the finalists after a thorough review of all applicants and interviews with semi-finalist applicants on April.

“The Board of Trustees was very pleased with the caliber of all of the finalists,” Board Chair Dave Barrow said. “We look forward to the next phase in the search.”

The board made its selection after a thorough review of all applicants and interviews with semi-finalists, district spokesperson Katie Tanner said. The board plans to host a reception at 4 p.m. on May 10, 11 and 12 so that faculty, staff and community members can meet each finalist.

After each reception, the finalists will face a final interview with the board.

A new superintendent is expected to be named by the end of May.

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