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Sponsors: Reps. Pinson, Parks and M.A. Pitts
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 385
Introduced in the House on February 4, 2009
Adopted by the House on February 4, 2009
Summary: Dan W. Powell
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Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/4/2009 House Introduced and adopted HJ-8
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TO HONOR DR. DAN W. POWELL, OF GREENWOOD COUNTY, SUPERINTENDENT OF GREENWOOD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 52, FOR HIS THIRTY-FOUR YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AS AN EDUCATOR, TO CONGRATULATE HIM UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the South Carolina House of Representatives honors those individuals who give tirelessly of themselves to the welfare of this great state's citizenry; and
Whereas, Dr. Dan W. Powell, of Greenwood County, retiring superintendent of Greenwood County School District 52, stands among their number as an outstanding public servant, one much admired in his role as an educator; and
Whereas, in preparation for his life's work, Dr. Powell earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Mars Hill College, followed by a master's in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. Later, he completed requirements for the educational specialist degree in educational administration, also at the University of South Carolina, and his doctoral degree in educational administration at Kennedy Western University; and
Whereas, beginning his long and illustrious career in education as a biology teacher at Rock Hill High School, he progressed through teaching positions in Spartanburg School Districts 6 and 7 to a position as assistant principal for Jonesville High School in Union County. He was also assistant principal of the South Carolina School for the Blind and Union High School before being named assistant superintendent for personnel for the Union County schools. Prior to taking up his duties as superintendent of Greenwood County School District 52 in 2002, Dr. Powell served for five years as superintendent of the Union County schools; and
Whereas, throughout his seven-year tenure as superintendent of Greenwood County School District 52, Dr. Powell has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and firm but nurturing guidance; and
Whereas, his devotion to the welfare of his students, as well as to his faculty, staff, and student families, extends to his community and to the greater good of education, and as a member of numerous professional organizations and community organizations, he has fostered great confidence in the Greenwood schools; and
Whereas, a leader among leaders, Dr. Powell was recognized by his peers as the South Carolina Association of School Administrators 2000 Superintendent of the Year for Adult Education, and he has served as state chairman for South Carolina Schools of Promise; and
Whereas, taking his duties with the seriousness they deserve, Dr. Dan Powell has successfully labored to create a legacy that will live on for generations to come. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, honor Dr. Dan W. Powell, of Greenwood County, superintendent of Greenwood County School District 52, for his thirty-four years of distinguished service as an educator, congratulate him upon the occasion of his retirement, and wish him much success and fulfillment in all his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Dan. W. Powell.
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