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Superintendent's Office

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Superintendent’s Office is to provide leadership in all phases of school operation and to coordinate and supervise, under the policies of the Board, the creation and operation of an environment in which programs and activities are "Student-Centered" and one in which students learn most effectively.

Dear Spartanburg One Students, Parents, Families, and Communities:

Yet another incredible school year has passed, and I reflect in admiration and respect on the work that was accomplished by our students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and community in making our mission of "a quality student-centered education” a reality.  Our students continue to achieve success because of our combined efforts and commitment to excellence. I applaud you for making selfless contributions throughout the school year. Together, we have prepared our students with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge to succeed in their educational pursuits.

To our graduates, I offer you my sincerest congratulations! Please continue in your perseverance and hard work as you take on the new journeys ahead and know that graduation does not end your story.  You have lived in a community that cares deeply about you. Here you have learned and demonstrated our core values of compassion, integrity, respect, responsibility, and service. I wish you the best in all future endeavors and I hope that you will stay in touch to share your journeys.


I also want to thank our parents for entrusting us with your children and allowing us to spend nine months together with them in our classrooms.  Together, we have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives this year. Our children's level of thinking and their growing ability to understand sophisticated concepts have amazed us. Our hope is that we give them back wiser, more responsible, and more mature than when we first received them. It was a joy and an honor to be a part of their learning and progress.

To our teachers, you are an outstanding team of educators who sincerely care and are dedicated to all students.  As we strive to promote healthy developments in all aspects of each student’s life, we also strive to develop our schools with character where students make good choices and decisions resulting in successful and healthy outcomes. You encourage students to demonstrate the best of themselves every moment of everyday and to make positive contributions to groups, team sports and organizations to which they belong.   We honored our retirees this spring who have provided decades of service to our students, families, and colleagues. All of them have made extraordinary contributions to our schools and community, and leave a remarkable legacy. We are grateful for their work, but are only beginning to understand their legacy.

As we begin preparing for the 2018-2019 school year, my commitment to our children and you will be expanding the opportunities for our students to be college and career ready.  This focus is intended to help us improve our efforts to provide effective instruction and promote increased performance of all students in Spartanburg District One. Simply stated, our vision is to prepare today’s learners to be tomorrow’s leaders.  

In closing, Spartanburg School District One is only as strong as the people it serves.  That is you, the students, faculty, staff, parents, community, and board members. We will continue to count on your support as we work hard to provide the best learning environment and to meet the needs of every student entrusted to our daily care. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts.

I hope that you have a wonderful summer filled with rest and relaxation.  If I can ever be of service to you or your family, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Dr. Ron Garner
Dr. Stephanie Mathis
Deputy Superintendent 
Jada Tessnier
Assistant to the Superintendent 
Mailing Address: PO Box 218 | Campobello, SC 29322
Physical Address: 121 Wheeler Street | Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: 864-472-2846 | Fax: 864-472-4118
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