Board of Directors
Jennifer C. Evins // Chair
President & CEO, Chapman Cultural Center
Retired, President & CEO, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
William Barnet III
CEO, The Barnet Company and Barnet Development Company
Dr. Russell Booker
Superintendent, Spartanburg County School District Seven
Susu Johnson // Treasurer
Dr. Darryl Owings // Vice-Chair
Superintendent, Spartanburg County School District Six
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Snoddy // Secretary
Senior Pastor, Mount Moriah Baptist Church
County Librarian, Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Dr. Glen Carson // Ex-Officio Member
Assistant Superintendent, Spartanburg County School District Four
All leadership organizations in the County play key roles in forming, enlivening and sustaining this Movement ... non-profits, philanthropies, civic/government, and business.
Partners support the pursuit of a shared set of academic achievement measures at key stages of the academic continuum, cradle to career; and escalating targets of achievement on every measure, distinguishing Spartanburg County from its competitor counties across the state, the region, and the nation.
Collaborative Action Networks
Over time, networks of practitioners will be assembled to focus on improving outcomes at multiple stages along the education continuum, leveraging existing resources and advancing best
The Mary Black Foundation is leading the way, convening the “Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative Action Network,” exploring means of measuring readiness and setting improvement targets to assure Spartanburg County’s children are learning-ready when they begin school.
SAM's staff is made up of a handful of carefully selected individuals eager to see Spartanburg County succeed. SAM will continue to grow and improve as a movement with the help of: