District 56 Administrator Receives Statewide Honor

Laurens County School District 56 and Spartanburg School District 7 each have administrators receiving state-wide honors. Spartanburg District 7 Superintendent, Dr. Russell Booker, has been named the 2015 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, while Laurens County District 56 Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education & Student Services, Dr. Laura Koskela, has been named District Level Administrator of the Year by the SCASA.

Booker was cited for “bold, innovative actions” such as creating an early college program serving 9th grade students at Spartanburg Community College.

Dr. Laura Koskela, as Assistant Superintendent of School District 56, has been an advocate for education policy in the state and currently serves on the executive committee for the SCASA Instructional Leaders’ Roundtable.

Dr. David O‘Shields, Superintendent of School District 56, states, “Dr. Koskela possesses the vision, courage, and capacity to serve as an advocate for our students most in need or most likely to be overlooked, marginalized, or forgotten.”

Booker and Koskela will be recognized throughout the year for their accomplishments. Moseley Architects supports both awards by providing a scholarship to each winner to be used to assist a student or teacher with professional development or college courses.