Darlington County Schools Superintendent Joins TEACH Foundation Board
The TEACH Foundation, the administrative non-profit organization that oversees the day-to-day operations of the Partners in Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence (PULSE) initiatives, is pleased to announce that Dr. Tim A. Newman will join the board of directors effective October 16, 2018.Dar
Dr. Newman brings experience in both education and business to the board. Prior to coming to Darlington County, Newman served as the superintendent and assistant superintendent for human resources/public relations in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4. He served as executive director of operations, maintenance, and technology services, high school administrator, and classroom teacher in the Pickens County School District.
Prior to entering public education, Newman worked in the retail sector for 17 years at Macy’s and Belk store chains as a clothing buyer. He was owner and CEO of TNT Music, a musical instrument retail chain.
Newman has a Bachelor’s degree in finance, with a minor in accounting from Clemson University; a Master’s degree in economics from Clemson University; a Masters of Education from the University of South Alabama; an education specialist degree in educational leadership from South Carolina State University; and a Doctorate of Education in education leadership from South Carolina State University.
TEACH board chairman Dr. Rainey Knight says she is delighted to have Newman join the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
“Dr. Newman is an excellent addition to the board. I’m excited about the ideas and experience he brings,” said Knight.
The TEACH Foundation was formed in 2011 with the assumption that multiple entities with unique resources can together inspire and improve academic outcomes and personal development of students. The Board of Directors represents a unique collaboration of the private and public sectors. It is comprised of community members and representatives of the four key partners of PULSE, the Darlington County School District, Coker College, SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, and Sonoco.
In addition to Newman and Knight, the TEACH Foundation Board is represented by Reginald Alford, Gloria Bell, Nique Knockemus, Kimberly Nelson, Dr. Tracy Parkinson, Randy LaCross, and Yvonne (Von) Cranford.
PULSE is a public-private partnership designed to improve academic performance and achievement of Hartsville students. The PULSE partners include the Darlington County School District (DCSD), Coker College, SC Governor’s School for Science and Math (GSSM), and Sonoco. Coker College, GSSM and DCSD staff provide collaborative teaching programs for Hartsville students. PULSE is funded by Sonoco.
About the TEACH Foundation
The TEACH Foundation is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the administration arm for the PULSE initiative. For more information, visit www.teachfoundation.org.