COLUMBIA - School leaders in Anderson and Greenwood have been named 2013 SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The S. C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents these awards.
Each year, SCASA selects education leaders as exemplars of education leadership. The newest award winners are Mrs. Betty Bagley, Superintendent, Anderson School District Five; and Mr. Randall Vaughn, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Greenwood District 50.
Mrs. Bagley has served in public education for 44 years. She began her career as a teacher and basketball coach and later served as a director of student services and school psychologist, as well as superintendent in Bamberg District One and Anderson District Five. She is a very active member of SCASA and the education community. She is currently serving as President of the SCASA Superintendents’ Division. In addition, she serves on the Special Education Advisory Board for the Clemson University Eugene T. Moore School of Education and on the Center for Leadership in Law and Education at Clemson University Advisory Board. She is dedicated to innovation, having served on the Innovation Steering Committee and on the American Association of School Administrators Governing Board. Although she is retiring this year, the impact of her leadership will continue for many years.
Mr. Vaughn has been a respected member of the education community for 40 years, serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in Greenwood District 50 for over 23 years. Not only is he committed to providing highly qualified personnel in every position throughout the district, but, out of his interest and concern for the welfare of district employees, he also developed a comprehensive employee benefits program that includes free employee counseling services through a local agency. He also designed and implemented a district shared sick leave pool. He actively serves on SCASA’s Personnel Division Executive Committee. Mr. Vaughn’s many accolades include 2001 South Carolina Personnel Administrator of the Year and the Making It Happen Award in 2002 for his contributions toward the integration of technology in education.
“Betty Bagley and Randy Vaughn are highly respected among SCASA members and have been a driving force in the growth and success of our association” said Molly Spearman, executive director of SCASA. “They exemplify outstanding leadership among educational professionals. We are thrilled to recognize their exceptional service to public education.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award selection committee uses the following criteria to choose the award recipients:
- evidence of outstanding leadership as an educational administrator;
- a record of service and leadership as a member of SCASA and its divisions;
- community service not directly related to the education profession; and,
- service to the profession above and beyond normal job responsibilities.
These leaders will be honored on Tuesday, June 18, at the SCASA Innovative Ideas Institute before 1,400 school leaders. Each winner receives a cash prize and commemorative plaque, and Herff Jones will present each winner with a ring.
SCASA is the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, with a membership of more than 3,400. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.