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D50 Names Two New Assistant Superintendents

Greenwood School District 50 will have two new faces as Assistant Superintendents this school year. 

Brad Nickles, Principal of Emerald High School, has been named as the new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. 

“I am excited about this new opportunity in my professional career,” Nickles stated. “I feel it is essential to encourage all of our students to become productive citizens as we prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities. I look forward to working with the district’s Instruction Department as we help all children reach their full potential as learners and continue to cultivate positive relationships with the students and staff.” da

Nickles has worked in District 50 for the last 23 years. Nickles began his career in District 50 as a Social Studies at Emerald High School. During his time at Emerald, Nickles served as a principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach. Nickles obtained his Bachelors Degree from Lander University and his Masters of Education Degree in Administration Supervision from Clemson University. 

Rodney Smith has been named as the Assistant Superintendent for Business in District 50. Smith has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Laurens County School District 55 for the last seven years. Prior to working in District 55, Smith served as the Director of Finance for Greenwood School District 52 for five years. Smith received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and has received certification as a Government Financial Officer and School Business Official. 

as “I am excited about leading the Business Department in fulfilling our district’s vision of ensuring all resources are available and expended in the best interest of our students, teachers, staff, and taxpayers,” Smith stated. “I’m confident that our collective efforts as a school district and community will have a positive impact on the learning and lives of our students and staff.” Nickles and Smith were approved by the School Board at a Called Board meeting in July. Superintendent Steve Glenn is excited to have two new faces serving as Assistant Superintendent in the district and on his Cabinet.

“Mr. Nickles and Mr. Smith are outstanding leaders who have a proven track record of achieving success in our community and a real passion for public education,” Superintendent Glenn stated. “Both have the talent, knowledge, and skills to provide the leadership necessary to help our Instruction and Business Departments reach the next level. Their rapport with our staff and familiarity with the district and community is an added bonus.”