Horry County Schools Superintendent Cindy Elsberry received a unanimous show of support from the district’s school board at a special meeting called Monday to give her evaluation for the 2011-12 school year.
Elsberry received an outstanding rating and a contract extension of one year, until June 2016. She was rated outstanding in all three of her previous evaluations.
Chairman Will Garland read a statement from the board that said while all operations are not perfect, in the board’s judgement, the district is definitely performing well and moving in the right direction.
He said the board considered areas of focus for the 2012-13 school year, including student achievement in reading, reducing the achievement gap for all subgroups in all grades, college and career readiness for all students, and development of a detailed comprehensive district facilities plan.
Elsberry became superintendent of the school district – the third largest in South Carolina – in July 2008. She came to Horry County after six years as superintendent with Talladega County Schools in Alabama and has been a teacher and an administrator in Alabama and Georgia, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama.
The superintendent currently is one of 25 women in the United States who have been nominated for the American School Boards Association’s Women in School Leadership Award. Winners will be announced at the group’s 2013 National Conference on Education that will be held in February.
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