The Darlington County Board of Education conducted the annual evaluation of the district’s superintendent. Dr. Eddie Ingram, district superintendent, met or exceeded expectations in every category for the third year in a row. No changes were requested or made to the superintendent’s contract.
Each member of the board completed a checklist of characteristics in the instrument and arrived at an overall rating in the following areas: Relationship with the Board; Performs as Educational Leader; Management Skills and Abilities; Services to People Served; Fiscal Management; Personal and Professional Attributes; Community and Public Relations; Effective Leadership of Staff; and Student Learning and Achievement. Possible ratings on the instrument progress from Unsatisfactory (1 star), Needs Improvement (2 stars), Meets Expectations (3 stars), Exceeds Expectations (4 stars) and Superior (5 stars).
- Relationship with the Board: Average of 3.75 out of possible 5
- Performs as Educational Leader: Average of 3.25 out of possible 5
- Management Skills and Abilities: Average of 3.5 out of possible 5
- Services to the People Served: Average of 3.75 out of possible 5
- Fiscal Management: Average of 3.75 out of possible 5
- Personal and Professional Attributes: Average of 4.25 stars out of possible 5
- Community and Public Relations: Average of 3.75 stars out of possible 5
- Effective Leadership of Staff: Average of 3.5 stars out of possible 5
- Student Learning and Achievement: Average of 3.125 stars out of possible 5
“Dr. Ingram continues to move our district toward becoming a world class school district as we prepare our students for the 21st century,” said Connell Delaine, chairman of the Board of Education. “He continually asks what is in the best interest of our students while pushing our district and our people to move to the next level academically. Sometimes change is uncomfortable and we will ask Dr. Ingram to continue to focus on our students’ academic efforts as well as the relationships between our board, community and school district. We are pleased with Dr. Ingram’s efforts and look forward to seeing what the next year brings for our district and our community.”