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Risinger Selected As Interim Director of Evaluation

Virginia Risinger has been named as the interim Director of Evaluation. Risinger has been employed with Greenwood School District 50 for 22 years. She was a science teacher for several years, and she has been the district science instructional coach since 2013. Risinger also previously taught at the collegiate level at Lander University and Erskine College 

“I am excited about this new opportunity in my professional career,” Mrs. Risinger said. “I look forward to leading our staff in continuous improvement and reflective practices to promote the academic growth of our students.”

Risinger has received numerous awards during her career including: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (state finalist), Golden Apple teacher finalist, Lowe’s Grant award, Donors Choose Grant recipient, Success in Middle School Science Grant, Clemson University Grant for STEM, SC2 Grant recipient, Unsung Heroes Grant Award, and Rotary Club Teacher of the Year. She was also named Northside’s Teacher of the Year in 2001.

Risinger received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Secondary Education from Lander University.  She has a Master of Education Degree from Clemson University in Natural Science, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University.

Superintendent Steve Glenn stated, “Mrs. Risinger is a phenomenal educator, and she will continue to promote positive growth among our teachers and students.”