The Dorchester School District 2 Board of Trustees has hired Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins as its next superintendent effective July 1.
Robbins has served as KCSD’s superintendent since 2018 and has 14 total years of experience in the same position including three school districts in Indiana.
“While I am excited about this new opportunity in Dorchester County, I am extremely proud to have served in KCSD and of all that we have achieved, especially during a pandemic,” he said. “I know that this school district will continue to thrive and be successful.”
During his time as KCSD superintendent, the school district was named as one of the first five pilot eLearning school districts in the state, and students in all grades K-12 received individual computing devices.
KCSD was also one of the only school districts in the Midlands to offer both face-to-face and virtual instruction for all students on the first day of the 2020-21 school year and was the third district in South Carolina to receive Purple Star status.
“I give a lot of credit to our school board for its leadership,” Robbins said. “Their support was critical in our being able to accomplish all that we have.”
Under Robbins’ leadership, the school district implemented all-day four-year-old kindergarten, Delayed Start Wednesdays to provide time for teachers to work in Professional Learning Communities and a modified year-round school calendar.
Robbins has also overseen the response efforts and construction to rebuild North Central High School after it was destroyed by an EF-2 tornado as well as the consolidation of three elementary schools into the new North Central Elementary School.
In addition, three of four KCSD middle schools were designated or re-designated as National Schools to Watch this school year.