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Founding Board of Directors Names Its Founding Executive Director

After facilitating a seven-week nation-wide search with Building Excellent Schools (BES) for its Founding Executive Director (ED), the SSC Founding Board of Directors invited the four named finalist candidates to visit Sumter to engage in a series of meaningful activities to include a private reception with 113 supporting stakeholders & local elected officials, a tour of the community, a visit to the proposed school site, an interview with local media, and an interview with the Board.

Personalized videos featuring each candidate were produced and posted on the school’s social media platforms, which yielded a total of 3,553 views. Additionally, community feedback surveys were posted for a 10-day period, which yielded 171 responses.

To mark the half-way point in our 100-day post-authorization period, the 11-member board is excited to share that it has unanimously selected Dr. Khalil Graham for its Founding ED.

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