A Letter from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Friends,
Clover School District had a banner school year in 2018-19, and we are looking forward to topping those achievements in the 2019-20 school year. Each year, we strive to be a world-class school system by setting the bar at the top of our state. We do this by focusing on four pillars: high-quality relationships with students and families, outstanding learning experiences and high levels of achievement, a culture of support and accountability, and effective and efficient district support systems in transportation, food services, finance, technology, and human resources.
The accomplishments of the past year touch each of these pillars. For example, CSD provided South Carolina’s largest locally-funded full-day 4k program, serving 320 four-year-old pre-kindergarten students. In the elementary and middle school levels, 70% of our students achieved their individual growth targets on the MAP Reading and Math assessments. At Clover High School, the Class of 2019 accumulated over $10.6 million in scholarship dollars with 181 seniors who graduated with honors.
The Air Force JROTC program at Clover High School remained a standard-bearer as the largest program in the southeast region with 330 students. The program was again recognized with the Distinguished Unit Award from the United States Air Force. Thirteen CHS JROTC cadets were selected for the Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot’s License scholarships, representing 10% of the national quota.
Opportunities to reach all students in our Career and Technical Programs continued to rise as 166 students completed one of the Applied Technology Center’s career and technical programs. These students earned more than 800 industry credentials that will help them qualify for high-quality jobs after high school.
Our school board continued to emphasize safety. After adding Security Officers in all elementary schools, installing high definition camera systems in all schools, and implementing a new rapid alert system, we are proud to report that 92% of parents and staff who completed the CSD Safety Survey during last school year reported that the district takes appropriate measures to keep students safe. We will continue to work with the board and our safety task force to prioritize security measures.
Finally, in Clover School District our standard is Excellence. Excellence is achieved when a district is clear on who we serve, why we exist, what we are aiming for, and how we achieve it.
Our Who – “Each Child….Each Day Excellence.”
Our Why – We Empower Learners.
Our What – To Prepare each student for a successful, productive, and responsible future.
Our How – Meaningful experiences that shape students vision for the future, continuous improvement through collaboration, individualized and personally relevant education, and a safe and nurturing environment.
Have a great year!
Dr. Quinn Bio:
The Clover School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to select Dr. Sheila Quinn as the school district’s next Superintendent on Monday, February 12.
Dr. Quinn served as the Deputy State Superintendent for Innovation and Effectiveness at the SC State Department of Education from 2015 until 2018. Prior to going to the State Department, she served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Administrative Services in the Clover School District for five years. Dr. Quinn served as the Executive Director of Middle and Secondary Education for the Rock Hill School District for four years. She also worked as Director of Curriculum, Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal for Academics, and an English teacher in the Rock Hill School District. She taught one year in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Quinn received her Ed.D degree from Gardner-Webb University, her Masters in Administration and Supervision from Winthrop University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English from Winthrop College.
Dr. Quinn Quotes following being named Superintendent:
“I have had a tremendous honor the past two and a half years to serve my state under the leadership of Molly Spearman, who I believe is one of the best educational leaders to have held the State Superintendent of Education position,” stated Dr. Quinn. “Now, I am doubly blessed to have the opportunity to serve my community as Superintendent of Education in one of the best school districts in South Carolina.”
A resident of the Clover School District, Dr. Quinn is “excited to work with this Board and community to continue the excellent work that has been done before me and to develop the vision that will move us to the next level.”
Dr. Quinn believes that the district “has all of the ingredients of a world class system – a supportive community, a high performing student body and staff, and a progressive school Board who wants to foster a culture of excellence that ensures the district reaches its highest potential.”