Harrison receives SCACA Lifetime Achievement Award

Anderson School District One Superintendent of Education Jane Harrison recently received the prestigious South Carolina Association of School Administrators Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes the lifetime achievement of veteran administrators. She was publicly recognized at SCASA’s Innovative Ideas Institute in June during the general session. She was also recognized during the June Anderson One School Board meeting.
Harrison has been an advocate for education and has implemented many instructional initiatives in Anderson School District One to support teachers and students.  She established a Mentor Program in all fourteen schools providing a trusted adult for students needing support.  This program has received statewide acclaim.  Mrs. Harrison has been a supporter of SCASA for many years.  She has been a valued conference presenter and committee member.  She participates in the Instructional Leaders Roundtable and is a past president for the South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association. She also is a valued stakeholder in the Anderson One community supporting local events and has served on a local visionary board. Earning state recognition, she was named District Employee of the Year by the SC School Counselor’s Association and the state Office Professional’s Organization.
Robbie Binnicker, superintendent stated “I am very pleased that Mrs. Harrison has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.  There are none more deserving.  Her career is evidence of a lifetime of serving students and teachers.  Anderson One, our community, and our students are blessed to have such a wonderful role model  leading our instructional program.  Her positive impact will be felt for a very long time.”
Harrison said, “I am deeply humbled by this award. I have been very blessed to serve my entire career in Anderson One, the best school district in the state. I have served under great board members, previous district leaders and most recently under the leadership of our superintendent Robbie Binnicker. I truly believe success is generated because of the people you surround yourself with and I work in the midst of greatness among our district staff, our administrators and our teachers. They are the guiding force helping us live the tradition of excellence that we claim.”
Harrison served as a teacher and administrator at Concrete Primary School before coming to the district office as Director of Elementary Education and most recently as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. She is married to Walter Harrison and has two married children with 5 grandchildren.