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Superintendent Dr. Scott Turner Announces Plans To Retire

Picture of Dr. Scott Turner The Spartanburg District Five Schools Board of Trustees announces that Superintendent Dr. Scott Turner has submitted his plans to retire at the end of the 2018-19 school year.  His retirement will come at the end of Dr.Turner’s 15th year as Superintendent of District Five Schools.

In a letter to the Board, Dr. Turner writes, "One of the greatest honors of my professional life has been to serve as Superintendent of Spartanburg School District Five for the past fifteen years."  He continues, "This school district has been my home and family for sixteen of the thirty-two years I have worked in public education, and I will always be extremely proud of all that we as a community have accomplished.  We have witnessed incredible academic achievements by our students and the implementation of numerous model programs including academics, leadership, magnet schools, the arts, safety and family engagement."

The Board of Trustees sincerely thanks Dr. Turner for his outstanding leadership of District Five over these last 15 years.  Chairman Rick Eitel issued a statement, saying, “Dr. Turner has set our District on a path of excellence and achievement in the classroom that has distinguished District Five as one of the premiere districts in South Carolina, and the nation.  It will be extremely difficult to fill his shoes or match his legacy.  His leadership will leave an indelible mark on District Five, our students, and our community.”

Dr. Turner's official retirement date will be June 30, 2019.  "I believe there are no limits for this community as it continues to move forward," he says.  "I will continue to be one of this District's biggest allies and cheerleaders, if only as a spectator."

The District will begin a search immediately to find a new Superintendent, who can build upon the excellent foundation Dr. Turner has built.