The Darlington County Board of Education named Dr. Tim Newman superintendent in March 2018. He began officially on June 1, 2018.
Dr. Newman previously served as the superintendent of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4. Under Newman’s leadership, Orangeburg 4 increased test scores and rankings in all four core content areas on the SC PASS and SC Ready state standardized tests. The district also created a new Honors, Aerospace and an Advanced Manufacturing School-to-Work Magnet program, implemented a massive technology initiative, and completed a significant security upgrade for five of its schools.
During his career, he has also served as assistant superintendent for human resources and public relations, interim chief financial officer, executive director of operational services and accountability, information and technology services in Pickens County School District, assistant principal, business teacher, technology coordinator, and athletic director. Before entering the education field, he worked in retail management and administration.
Dr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management and a Master of Arts in Economics from Clemson University. He earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of South Alabama and a doctorate in Educational Administration from South Carolina State University.
As the superintendent of the Darlington County School District, Dr. Newman is in charge of 22 schools, about 9,800 students and an $100 million annual operating budget.