UNION COUNTY — The Union County School District has a new superintendent.
Meeting in special session Thursday evening, the Union County Board of School Trustees voted to appoint Dr. William F. Roach Superintendent for the school district.
Roach was one of three finalists for the position the board had narrowed its search to while meeting in regular session this past Monday. The trustees went into executive session during Thursday’s special meeting to discuss the candidates and when they went back out into open session they voted to hire Roach.
Roach is currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Administration for the School District of Pickens County. He has served as a teacher/coach, assistant principal and principal in Greenville prior to being selected in his present position in Pickens. A graduate of Furman University, Roach holds a Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Roach is scheduled to begin his duties as superintendent on June 1 at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
The school district has been without a superintendent since the resignation of Dr. Kristi Woodall at the end of December.
Dr. David Eubanks, who previously served as superintendent on two previous occasions, has been serving as interim superintendent since Jan. 4.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or email@example.com.