SAM’s vision for Spartanburg County is a culture that values educational achievement, and a highly competitive economy that demonstrates that value.


Our Mission

SAM is an “all-in” partnership of education, business, government, foundation, community, and faith leaders across Spartanburg County in pursuit of high levels of educational achievement by:

  1. Measuring key academic accomplishments – cradle to career
  2. Setting achievement goals that increase annually
  3. Aligning networks of partners and volunteers to help achieve our academic goals
  4. Encouraging and reporting progress with persistent regularity

What energizes the movement is the increasing number of Partnership Agreements – signed by an ever growing number of corporations, non-profits, government leaders, and faith communities across the County, all committing their support to our efforts to drive academic achievement numbers upward.
— Dr. Ron Garner, Superintendent of District #1