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Anderson School District 4 is the ideal
choice for families, offering personalized learning and global
opportunities. We are dedicated to whole child education and to
providing the vital 21st Century skills students need for college,
careers, and a successful life.
Because we understand that every child has natural talents that shape their learning, our schools offer signature experiences in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics), global studies, leadership, and Montessori education. Additionally, our 1:World initiative connects students to the world classroom via personal devices. By providing this blended learning approach, students engage in real-world learning opportunities that teach creativity, collaboration, communication skills, problem solving, and critical thinking.
In Anderson 4 we pledge to provide students with learning environments that are both safe and healthy. We are proud that our efforts in creating healthy schools were nationally recognized in 2014 as five of our schools achieved the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2014 Bronze National Recognition Award making us the only South Carolina school district to have this number of schools to be recognized in a single year. In 2015, Anderson 4 became the first district in the state to have all schools recognized as Healthy Schools by the Alliance.
As we look to the 2015-16 school year, our focus is on the student and best practice! As One Team, Anderson 4 is committed to helping your student experience success now, as well as for the future. We know that students and their families are central to the learning success equation, so we welcome your involvement and ask for your support. Together, as One Team, we can do amazing things for our youth and our community.
We welcome you to our district!
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Executive Assistant and Board Clerk
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 545, Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
Physical Address: 315 East Queen Street, Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
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Dr. Joanne S. Avery began her tenure as Superintendent of Anderson School District 4 on July 1, 2015. She previously served the district as the Deputy Superintendent from 2006 until 2015.
Dr. Avery grew up in Anderson County, Tennessee, before earning her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee. In 1980, she began her career as a biology teacher before returning to earn a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology where she served as a health industry teacher/trainer, corporate fitness director, and co-owner of a health facility. For the past 28 years in public education in SC, she has served as a teacher and has held numerous administrative roles.
On the state level, she has co-chaired the SC NCTAF (National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future) Coalition, which designed and opened two schools of the future in 2009. In addition, she served as president of the Personnel Division for SCASA (SC Association of School Administrators) in 2009, and President for SCASA (SC Association for School Administrators) in 2010. In 2007 she was named Personnel Administrator of the Year by SCASA’s Personnel Division and was a finalist for the 2010 Award of Professional Excellence in Human Resources Management by the SC Chamber of Commerce and the SC Society for Human Resource Management. She is a graduate of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leadership Initiative and currently, she serves as a National Healthy Schools Ambassador for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Avery earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Leadership from Clemson University. She and her husband live in Pendleton, SC.
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District Wellness Jumpstart Council
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What is the Jumpstart Council?
The District Wellness Jumpstart Council was established in 2011 in an effort to educate and promote healthy lifestyle choices in our community schools. Our focus is to help students and families learn, establish, and maintain lifelong healthy eating and activity patterns.
The Council is comprised of two student representatives from each school, one parent representative from each school, one teacher and one support staff from each school, one district principal, our district food services coordinator, our district wellness coordinator, and a local physician.
To increase healthy food options before, during, and after school; to expand physical activity opportunities during the school day; and to provide wellness education.”
Friday, September 9, 2016 at Riverside Middle
Friday, February 3, 2017 at La France Elementary
Friday, April 28, 2017 at Mount Lebanon Elementary
By Susie Rhodes