UNION — The Union County School District has a new director of Personnel and Pupil Services.
An announcement was made at Monday’’s meeting of the Union County Board of School Trustees that Jeff Stribble was hired as director of Personnel and Pupil Services. Stribble officially assumed his new duties Tuesday. He had been director of Special Service/GT.
Stribble said he has really enjoyed his time working with special education, but after more than 20 years he welcomes this challenge.
“It’s something I’m embracing at this point in my career,” Stribble said. “I felt this was the best opportunity to make a change at this point — the right opportunity at the right time for me. Twenty years is a long time to spend in one area. I’m done with over half of my career. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I feel like I can contribute.”
Stribble’s previous position gave him experience working with special education personnel, and he said the experience will help as he is now working with personnel for the entire district. He said he will try to hire quality staff for the district, finding the best people to fill spots as they come open.
As for pupil services, Stribble said students’ best interests are a priority.
“I want to make sure the decisions we make always center around what is best for students, their future and their education,” he said.
Stribble said Union County has a wonderful district with a lot to offer.
“We have great schools, staff and principals,” he said. “I would like to continue to build the best school district we can.”
Stribble and his wife, Dawn, live in Woodruff. They have one son, Brady, who just began attending Stribble’s alma mater — the University of South Carolina main campus in Columbia. They also have a daughter, Emily, who is a senior at Woodruff High School.