Dr. Debbie Bishop, Director of Special Services, has been named as the new Director of MTSS in Greenwood School District 50. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a system designed to assist school districts with identifying struggling students early and to intervene quickly. The system supports academic growth and achievement, but it also supports behavior, social, and emotional needs as well.
“I am excited about this new opportunity in my professional career,” Dr. Bishop stated. “All children can learn when the curriculum and instruction are culturally responsive, diverse, and student-centered. I feel it is essential to support our students by focusing on the whole child as we prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities. In this new position, I strive to promote the school as a learning organization with personal mastery for all.”
Dr. Bishop began her career as a teacher at Laurens Academy. After serving as a teacher at Laurens Academy, Dr. Bishop was hired as a teacher by Laurens School District 55 in 2005. During her 12 year career in District 55, she served as a teacher, assistant principal, coordinator, director, and instructional coach.
Dr. Bishop is currently the Director of Special Services in District 50, a position she has held for the past two years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Lander University in Elementary Education and her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University. She recently earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Clemson University.
“Dr. Bishop has proven to be a leader during her career in education,” Superintendent Steve Glenn stated. “She is well respected by our parents, students, employees, and administration. She has the talent, knowledge, and skills to provide the leadership necessary to make the MTSS program a success in our district.”