Dorchester District 2's Joe Pye named state Superintendent of the Year

Joe Pye

DIANE KNICH

Dorchester District 2's Joe Pye has been name Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

According to a news release from the association, Pye has dedicated his life to education and has served in Dorchester District Two for the past 37 years. Prior to his current role as superintendent, he served as district personnel director and principal of Flowertown Elementary. Under his leadership, three Dorchester 2 schools have been named Carolina First Palmetto's Finest, and the district's Annual School Report Card rating has improved overall to "Good."

Pye's colleagues speak volumes of his sincere love and concern for the children of his district. He is praised for his integrity and leadership skills that have allowed Dorchester 2 to excel despite the challenges of funding issues that face many of South Carolina's school districts, the release stated.

Molly Spearman, the association's executive director, said, "Joe Pye is a proven leader who is dedicated to ensuring that students receive the finest education possible. We are honored to have him represent our fine cadre of school leaders in the Palmetto State."

The association has 2,800 members, with representatives from all school districts in the state.

Read more later at postandcourier.com and also in Friday's editions of The Post and Courier.