Jeff Boozer Named Middle School Principal
4 days ago
Jeffrey Boozer, Assistant Principal at Pendleton High School, has been named Principal of Riverside Middle School in Anderson School District Four. Mr. Boozer succeeds Dr. Kevin Black, who recently announced his retirement after 28 years of service in public education. The Anderson School District Four Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation at its board meeting on June 12, 2017.
“Mr. Boozer brings to the position strong leadership skills, enthusiasm for learning, and an understanding of how to prepare students for success in high school and beyond,” said Dr. Joanne Avery, Superintendent for Anderson Four. “He brings a natural talent for building relationships and making connections.”
Mr. Boozer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education and a Masters of Education Degree in Counselor Education in elementary and secondary, both from Clemson University. He also holds a Master of Education in Secondary Administration and Supervision from Anderson University. He brings 19 years of experience as a social studies teacher, guidance counselor, High School That Works (HSTW) and Advanced Placement Coordinator, and assistant principal. In addition to earning his CDF certification, he has coached C-Team, JV and Varsity basketball while at Palmetto High School in Anderson One. For the past three years he has served as an assistant principal at Pendleton High School and has been a part of the school’s success, which in 2017 placed them the 21st best high school in the state according to the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.
“Mr. Boozer has demonstrated the skills to lead a school,” said Dr. Avery. “He has earned the respect of his colleagues for his ability to engage with students, improve instructional effectiveness, as well as handle tough situations. I have full confidence that his talents, combined with the outstanding team at Riverside Middle, will only move them to greater levels of success.”
Mr. Boozer’s honors include being named the Pendleton Region Barbara H. James Counselor of the Year and the South Carolina Counselor of the Year in 2013. Additionally, he was recognized as Palmetto High’s Teacher of the Year and a district finalist in Anderson One in 2006. He is a trained facilitator for SREB/HSTW Technical Assistance visits, has provided numerous presentations on the Freshman Academy concept and senior projects at national conferences, and has volunteered his time to serve as President for Cedar Grove Elementary School’s PTA.
“I am excited to join such an amazing, hard-working, and dedicated faculty and staff,” said Mr. Boozer. “It is an honor to work with a team that is focused on providing an educational environment that is results-oriented. My time at Pendleton High School has prepared me to step into this important leadership position. I will miss my friends at Pendleton. And at the same time, look forward to bringing my experience and understanding of what it takes to be successful at the high school level to our future graduates.”
“Dr. Black has been a key member of our team for the past 14 years,” said Dr. Avery. “Under his leadership, he transformed Riverside Middle School into one the most high-achieving middle schools in South Carolina. Most notably, Riverside Middle School was recognized as one of Palmetto’s Finest Schools by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators in 2006. Additionally, he supported the district’s vision while serving as Director of Student Services and Principal of Pendleton Elementary School. The School Board and Administration thank him for his years of service and commitment to our students.”
Mr. Boozer will assume his position as principal on July 1, 2017. A drop-in for parents and the community to meet Mr. Boozer will be announced soon.
District Names New Assistant Superintendent
about 1 month ago
Boseman Named Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, & Innovation
Pendleton, SC – Nichole Boseman, Principal at Wren High School in Anderson School District One, has been named Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation for Anderson School District Four. Ms. Boseman succeeds Dr. Charlotte McDavid, who resigned to accept a position in Greenville County for the upcoming school year.
The Anderson School District Four Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation at its board meeting on May 8, 2017. The district received 28 applications for the position from a diverse pool of candidates, including seasoned administrators. Information about the candidates was collected from multiple sources. Several rounds of interviews and presentation activities were included in the selection process. References and personnel information were also collected.
“Ms. Boseman emerged as the candidate with the strongest leadership skills set, character, and instructional background,” said Dr. Joanne Avery, Superintendent for Anderson Four. “She brings tremendous enthusiasm for teaching and learning and a proven track record for quality leadership. Her talents will complement the outstanding work already in place and the tradition of excellence that Anderson Four is known for throughout the state.”
Ms. Boseman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary English Education from Clemson University and her Masters of Arts Degree in Education with a concentration in Secondary School Leadership. She brings 20 years of experience as an English teacher, assistant principal, Director of School to Work, Director of Freshman Academy, and for the past 5 years has served as principal at Wren High School in Anderson One.
“Ms. Boseman’s leadership approach is a perfect fit for Anderson Four,” said Dr. Avery. “She has demonstrated success and earned the respect of her colleagues by her commitment to investing time to learn, understand, and then take action. I believe her talents, combined with the current district leadership team, will move Anderson Four to even greater levels of success.”
Ms. Boseman is a graduate of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Institute, Institute for New Career and Technology Administrators, TCTC PACE Summer Institute, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), which is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. Additionally, she is a graduate of the S.C. Education Policy Fellows Program. Past memberships with professional and civic groups include S.C. State Diploma Workforce group, United Way Women’s Leadership Council, AnMed Hospital Ambassador, Imagine Anderson Board, Pendleton District Workforce Investment Board, and the Chamber of Commerce Education Relations Consortium.
“I feel it an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to join a district that represents champions in education who work together to make a successful educational system,” said Ms. Boseman. “It is with excitement that I look forward to working with Anderson District 4 students, teachers, community members, and leaders across the district to support teaching and learning. Education is my passion, and I am eager to have the opportunity to join Anderson Four in the capacity of an instructional leader to help continue the success that it has consistently shown over the years.”
Ms. Boseman will assume her position with Anderson Four on July 1, 2017.
By SchoolBlocks Administrator
Update from Anderson 4 (Oct 1, 3:26pm)
9 months ago
We will continue to provide love and support to all in our schools and community as we work together to get through this tragic event. Townville, you are not alone. It is our hope that we all come together in a state of grace and peace as we support one another in the coming days and weeks. We need each other; we cannot get through this alone.
We ask all to join us in praying for and supporting Jacob’s family and the others injured in the shooting.