School Boards recognized in January


Greenville County Schools and the South Carolina School Boards Association are celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January. Greenville’s 12 School Board members, along with more than 600 locally elected and appointed school board members throughout the state are being recognized for their service and dedication to public education.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “School Boards Stand Up 4 SC Public Schools,” recognizes the unique roles school boards play in promoting and advocating for quality education. They are elected by the people in their local communities to represent their voice and vision for their public schools.

Greenville County Schools’ Board of Trustees members hold leadership positions both within and outside the district. They develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. The School Board oversees the governance of a school district that serves more than 72,000 students and employs more than 10,000.

The members of Greenville County Schools’ Board of Trustees are:

Lisa Wells, Area 28 – Chairman; Dr. Crystal Ball O’Connor, Area 27 – Vice Chairman; Debi C. Bush, Area 19 – Secretary; Kenneth E. Baxter, Area 25; Joy Grayson, Area 17; Derek Lewis, Area 24; Lynda Leventis-Wells, Area 22; Roger D. Meek, Area 26; Glenda Morrison-Fair, Area 23; Danna Rohleder, Area 21; Charles J. “Chuck” Saylors, Area 20 and Pat Sudduth, Area 18.

Pictured – Greenville County School Board includes: (Seated L-R): Pat Sudduth, Glenda Morrison-Fair, Joy Grayson, Lisa Wells, Lynda Leventis-Wells, Derek Lewis. (Standing L-R): Debi Bush, Dr. Crystal Ball O’Connor, Kenneth Baxter, Roger Meek, Danna Rohleder, Chuck Saylors.