Hunter named DCSD director of personnel
The Darlington County School District (DCSD) has announced Ayesha Hunter will be the district’s new director of personnel. The Darlington County Board of Education approved the hiring at the recommendation of the administration during its July meeting. Hunter comes to DCSD from the Sumter School District, where she most recently served as principal of Bates Middle School. She held the position since 2011. Prior to that she served as a principal at Crosswell Elementary School, an assistant principal at Bates Middle and Millwood Elementary and Wilder Elementary Schools. She taught third, fourth and fifth grades at Crosswell Elementary from 1996-1999. She began working in the Sumter School District as an adult education teacher in 1996. Since 2005, Hunter has also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University and Grand Canyon University. She holds a Master of Education in Education Administration from Winthrop University as well as a Doctor of Education in Education Administration from South Carolina State University. She is certified as a superintendent, an elementary and a secondary education principal and through the School Leadership Executive Institute. As director of personnel, Hunter’s responsibilities will primarily include planning and directing the district’s program for recruitment and selection of the best qualified teachers and personnel. She will also work closely with efforts to certify district information regarding educational experience, certifications and classifications. She will also coordinate employee scholarship programs and teacher/support staff incentives as well as maintain the job description manual and benchmarking of positions.