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Three finalists make the list for new BCSD superintendent

The Berkeley County Board of Trustees voted April 20 to name three finalists in their search for the next superintendent.

Dr. Anthony S. Dixon has served as the Chief Administrative Officer – School Services (Secondary Schools) for the Berkeley County School District since July 1, 2020. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Director of Academics and Innovation as well as principal of Sanders-Clyde and Memminger School of Global Studies. He served as principal for Philip Simmons High School, Philip Simmons Middle School and Cainhoy Elementary School. He previously served as an Assistant Principal at Daniel Island School and Boulder Bluff Elementary School and as a Special Education Teacher at St. Stephen and Memminger Elementary Schools. Dixon earned his Ed.D. and Ed.S. degrees from South Carolina State University, Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education from The University of Charleston and a B.S. from College of Charleston.

Deon D. Jackson currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Pupil Services for the Berkeley County School District. Prior to this, he has served as the Senior Associate Superintendent of Operations and Administration, Interim Superintendent and Chief Administrative Officer in Berkeley County. He also served as a principal at Cane Bay Middle School and St. Stephen Middle School. Jackson served as a classroom teacher in Berkeley County for four years and in Lancaster County for two years. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ed.S. and M.Ed. from The Citadel.

Dr. Glenda Gibson Levine currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Berkeley County School District. Prior to this she served as the Chief Human Resource Officer and Director of Secondary Education in Berkeley County. She previously served as a principal of Hanahan High School, assistant principal of Stratford High School, a teacher evaluator and a classroom teacher at Stratford High School and Goose Creek High School. She also served as a classroom teacher in the Williamsburg County School District. Levine is currently pursuing an Ed.S. from The Citadel. She earned an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University, an M.Ed. from Charleston Southern University and a B.S. from Benedict College.

The board made its selection of the finalists after a thorough review of all applicants and interviews with semi-finalist applicants on April 19 and 20. The board will host a community reception each day at 4 p.m. on May 10, 11, and 12 so faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to meet each finalist. Following each community reception, the finalists will have a final interview with the board. The board plans to name the superintendent by the end of May.