Anderson School District One Administrator Receives SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award

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Becky Brady

Anderson School District One Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Becky Brady recently received the 2024 South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) Lifetime Achievement Award.

SCASA, an organization for South Carolina leaders in public education, recognizes several school administrators with this award each year for their commitment to education.

“I have had a very blessed career in public education for 40 years,” said Brady. “I have worked with so many people who have poured into me to grow me as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and district leader. I share this SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award with so many. It is a family in Anderson One and I have been incredibly blessed to be part of that amazing family. I also want to thank my wonderful family for all of their love and support. My husband, Ray and daughter, Kate and all of my family have been amazing in their love and support. I am truly blessed.”

Brady has dedicated her 40-year career in education to positively impacting students and families in Anderson School District One. She started her career as an elementary school teacher after graduating from Furman University in 1984. In 2002, she became the principal at Wren Elementary where the school was a finalist for Palmetto’s Finest. She moved to the district office where she took over as Director of Personnel in 2005.

In her current role as Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Brady manages all personnel-related issues for thousands of students and employees in the district. She has a passion for helping students succeed, exhibits strong problem solving skills, and has continued to demonstrate an admirable commitment to hiring and retaining outstanding educators.

“Mrs. Brady is deserving of SCASA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding service to our District and our State,” said Superintendent Robbie Binnicker. “She is a consummate professional in every aspect of the personnel arena. I have tremendous respect and admiration for her ability to recruit and retain excellent teachers in Anderson One. It has been a privilege to work with Mrs. Brady over the past two decades, and I am happy to play a role in recognizing her contributions and celebrating her achievements.”

Brady’s impact stretches beyond Anderson School District One. She has been a member of SCASA since 1997. During this time, she served on the Personnel Division, helped with conferences, and has been a mentor for future leaders.

Brady is also committed to serving her community and has served on several education committees. She was a member of the South Carolina PRC Board, the Powdersville Rotary Club, and was a founding member of the steering committee that established Clemson University’s Teacher Resident Program. Currently, she is a member of the Clemson Special Education Advisory Board, the Teacher Education Committee for Anderson University and a member of Boulevard Baptist Church.

According to the selection committee, recipients of the SCASA Lifetime Achievement award demonstrate:

evidence of outstanding leadership as an educational administrator,
a record of service and leadership as a member of SCASA and its affiliates,
community service not directly related to the education profession, and
service to the profession above and beyond normal job responsibilities.