Superintendent's Message

Shawn Johnson


Dr. Shawn Johnson, Superintendent of Barnwell19, Blackville-Hilda Public Schools


I am honored to have been selected as Superintendent of Blackville-Hilda Public Schools. It is my vision for our district to return to the standard of excellence in academics and athletics that has been part of this community for many years. 

We have set an ambitious goal that every student meet or exceed our state academic achievement standards. While this goal is ambitious, I believe it is attainable.  We will ensure that our curriculum is in alignment with the South Carolina College and Career Readiness Standards, instruction is rigorous and engaging, and every student will be college and career ready upon high school graduation.  I believe that the faculty and staff members of Blackville-Hilda Public Schools are  one of the finest of any school district in this state. I will support our administrators, teachers, and support staff by establishing clear expectations, providing relevant training and professional development, and rewarding the outstanding work these professionals carry out daily.  Our work to establish a positive climate in every school in our district has already begun. We are currently making plans to upgrade our facilities, establish an atmosphere where every child will learn, and engage our stakeholders as equal partners in our children's education. Please join me as we work together to establish a school system in which every child, every staff member, and every parent matters.


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