Article: District Three signs Dr. Julie Fowler

District Three signs Dr. Julie Fowler

Signed, sealed, and ready to start! Following Monday night's unanimous decision by the District Three Board of Trustees to sign Dr. Julie Fowler's contract, we are looking ahead to the next few weeks and want to keep you in the loop.

We expect Dr. Fowler to begin her transitional period starting on January 17. You'll see her in our schools and offices while she gets to know our students, staff, and schools on an even deeper level during this time.

Dr. Fowler's official start date as Superintendent of Spartanburg School District Three will be February 1, 2023, when she will assume all Superintendent responsibilities. Mr. Kenny Blackwood will then carry out any tasks and duties designated and approved by the Board and Dr. Fowler.

We will be holding a reception for Mr. Blackwood on February 9 at the Clifdale Middle gymnasium from 4-6 p.m., with more details to follow. All students, staff, and community members- past or present- are welcome to attend as he prepares for retirement! It is a bittersweet moment for all of District Three as we wish him well, but we are thrilled he will be able to spend more time with his family and friends.

As we all know, once a Centurion, always a Centurion, and while he won't be in our schools,
Mr. Blackwood will always be part of D3. He has left a fantastic legacy and future for our students, faculty, and schools.

Looking ahead, we are grateful for this transitional period which will make this leadership change smooth and successful.

Chris Jolley
Board Chair