Swofford Career Center announces new director

Published 1:55 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scott Simpkins has been announced as the new director for Swofford Career Center. Swofford serves the students of Spartanburg County Districts One and Two. Simpkins is a 1986 graduate of Clemson University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology education. He received a Master’s Degree in secondary administration and supervision from Winthrop University in 1997.

Scott Simpkins

Prior to joining the staff at Swofford Career Center as the assistant director, Simpkins was a teacher, coach, and chairman of the Vocational Department at Clover High School in Clover, S.C. He has served the students of Spartanburg District One and Two since 1997.

“I consider it a great honor to be named the new director at HB Swofford Career Center and I look forward to serving the students of both districts and all four high schools,” said Simpkins.

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As the assistant director of Swofford Career Center for the past 14 years and an educator for 25 years, Simpkins has served students of Clover, Chapman, Landrum, Chesnee and Boiling Springs High Schools.

“We are delighted that the students and staff at Swofford Career Center will have such wonderful leadership in Scott Simpkins. He has been an integral part of Swofford’s success for several years. With Mr. Simpkins as the director, we are confident that our students and the staff there will continue to have the guidance that is needed for the school to continue to be a leader in career and technical education in the upstate,” said Dr. Ron Garner, District One Schools superintendent.

Superintendent of Spartanburg District Two Dr. Scott Mercer said “Mr. Simpkins brings experience and a proven track record at Swofford Career Center, which will be invaluable in continuing the programs and successes already in place and in mapping out a direct course to take in achieving the school’s future destination.”