Greenwood County School District 50 continues to promote from within to fill key positions ahead of the 2019-20 school year.
On Thursday, the district named Genesis Education Center Director Damian Coleman interim principal of Emerald High School. Michael Hudson, assistant director of Genesis, will fill the role vacated by Coleman’s move.
Alyson Perrin, who had been serving as the district’s director of evaluation, was picked to succeed Rex Coates as its director of elementary education. District spokesman Johnathan Graves said Perrin’s replacement as director of evaluation will likely be announced soon.
On Wednesday, the district promoted then-Emerald principal Brad Nickles to the position of assistant superintendent of instruction and hired Laurens County School District 55’s Rodney White to serve as its chief financial officer.
Superintendent Steve Glenn said Wednesday that some of the people hired before the start of the school year would serve on an interim basis, given the limited amount of time he would have to field and consider applications.
Coleman has worked for District 50 for 12 years, three of which he spent as assistant principal at Greenwood High School. Before coming to District 50 he was an assistant principal, teacher and coach in Spartanburg County school districts 5 and 7.
Perrin is a 17-year veteran of District 50, where she began as a teacher at Brewer Middle School. She also served as an instructional specialist at Merrywood and Woodfields elementary schools, where she was named teacher of the year in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She was principal of Springfield Elementary from 2010 to 2016 and has been the director of evaluation since.
Hudson joined District 50 24 years ago, and has been an assistant principal, teacher and coach.
Perrin is “well respected by parents, students, employees, and administration,” Superintendent Steve Glenn said in a press release. “She has the talent, knowledge, and skills to provide the leadership necessary to help our teachers and staff reach the next level.”
Glenn said Coleman and Hudson have been successful in their most recent roles “and I fully anticipate this to continue.”