Glover to be Aiken school district’s new chief instruction officer
Jeanie Glover began her career in education as a classroom teacher at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School, but her passion for students and experience as an administrator will now influence more of them than any single classroom could ever hold.
Aiken County Board of Education members recently approved Glover’s appointment as the Aiken County Public School District’s new chief officer of Instruction for the 2018-19 school year, according to a news release from the district. She will begin her new duties in July.
Glover is director of Federal Programs for the district. She will follow the district’s current instructional leader, Dr. Andrea “DeeDee” Washington, who will retire following the 2017-18 school year.
As the new instructional leader for Aiken County Public Schools, Glover said her passion for education will never move far from her teaching roots.
“I loved to be in the classroom, teaching students. I don’t know that I ever contemplated being in a position outside of the classroom when my career started,” Glover said. “Jeanie Glover, former teacher, would tell me never to forget what it was like to be a teacher and to always consider the students first when making any decisions.”
District Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford said Glover has served with distinction throughout her career as a team-focused leader who has dedicated herself fully to any project, regardless of size or scope, according to the release.
“Mrs. Glover is a proven leader who has consistently demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with others to make a real difference in the lives of educators and students,” Alford said. “We are thrilled she has accepted this new role in our school district, and we look forward to seeing what she will bring to our instructional programs moving forward.”
Glover developed a district-wide Literacy Framework to create a common set of expectations for all schools and restructured the district’s elementary level Gifted & Talented delivery model to ensure more access and inclusivity for greater numbers of students, according to the release.
She has supervised instructional implementation of all federally funded programs, which include some of the school district’s most at-risk student populations.
Glover played an important role in the creation of the Aiken Scholars Academy, an elite high school academic experience opening on the campus of USC Aiken in August, according to the release.
Earlier this school year, Glover also received the Robert Alexander Administrator of the Year Award from USCA’s Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.
“We have worked really hard the past few years on the plan to become a premier school district, and I will be able to continue to lead in that direction,” Glover said. “I have perspective of the past, knowledge of our initiatives in the present and a clear understanding of our path forward. We have some exciting days ahead of us, and I hope to keep our momentum going.”