South Carolina State Government

Superintendent of Education

 Website:
www.ed.sc.gov


Molly M. Spearman

The Superintendent of Education is a State Officer elected by the people.

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) provides leadership to ensure a system of public education through which all students will become educated, responsible, and contributing citizens.

The SCDE administers the annual appropriations for education across all of South Carolina, including Federal, State, and local funding.

Past Superintendents of Education

Name

Year(s)

Notes/Comments

Molly Mitchell Spearman

2015 - present
Elected on November 4, 2014, and assumed office on January 14, 2015.

Mick Zais

2011 - 2015
Elected on November 2, 2010, took office in January of 2011.

James H. Rex

2007 - 2011
Elected on November 7, 2006, took office in January of 2007.

Inez M. Tenenbaum

1999 - 2007
Elected on November 3, 1998, took office in January of 1999.

Barbara S. Nielsen

1991 - 1999
Elected on November 6, 1990, took office in January of 1991.

Charlie G. Williams

1979 - 1991
Elected on November 7, 1978, took office in January of 1979.

Cyril B. Busbee

1967 - 1979
Elected on November 8, 1966, took office in January of 1967.


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