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Costner Named New Director at Technology Center

costner The G. Frank Russell Technology Center will have a new face as director next year. 

Dr. Charles Costner has been named as the new Director at G. Frank Russell Technology Center. Dr. Costner replaces Mrs. Bonnie Corbitt who recently announced her retirement. 

Dr. Costner is currently the Principal at Abbeville High School, a position he has held for the past six years. Dr. Costner also serves as the Director of the Abbeville County Alternative School, a position he has held for the past two years. 

Prior to becoming Principal at Abbeville, Dr. Costner served as a Principal at Long Cane Primary, Long Cane Elementary, and J.S. Wright Middle School in Abbeville County. During his tenure as Principal at Abbeville High School, Dr. Costner led the school to multiple Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for high academic performance and closing the achievement gap.

“I am excited about this new career opportunity in District 50,” Dr. Costner stated. “RTC offers a great opportunity for students to enhance their talents and skills through a diverse range of career clusters. I look forward to building positive relationships with the faculty, staff, students, and parents as we continue to produce college and career ready graduates.”  

Dr. Costner received his Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in Science, his Masters of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Clemson, and his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Clemson.

Superintendent Steve Glenn is excited to have an excellent administrator moving into a new role in the district.

“Dr. Costner has proven to be an outstanding educator in Abbeville County Schools,” Superintendent Glenn stated. “He has an exceptional track record of success in public education and will provide the leadership necessary to continue RTC’s tradition of excellence.”