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University of South Carolina Aiken Bachelor of Arts in Education University of South Carolina Master of Education, Educational Administration

Mr. King Laurence

King Laurence serves as the Superintendent for the Aiken County Public School District.

King Laurence was named Superintendent of Aiken County Public School District on February 18, 2020, after serving as interim superintendent since September 10, 2019. With an educational career spanning more than three decades, Laurence is an experienced administrator dedicated to the Aiken County community’s future. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Laurence received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration in 1990 from the University of South Carolina.

After twelve years as a teacher and assistant principal in Edgefield County Public Schools, Laurence moved to Aiken County in 1998, assuming the role as principal at Cyril B. Busbee Elementary. He has since served in a variety of leadership roles for Aiken County Public Schools, including Director of Federal Programs (2005-2012), Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Accountability (2012-2016), and Chief Officer of Administration and Human Resources (2016-2019).

On the state level, Laurence has been involved with the South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators, serving as that organization’s president from 2010-2011. He is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) and currently serves on the board of the South Carolina School Improvement Council.

Locally, Laurence is on the boards of the American Heart Association for the CSRA, the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, and Our Community Salutes - Midlands. He is also a member of the Aiken County Commission for High Education, the Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Aiken-Sunrise. He is a former member of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Advisory Board, Education Matters, and was a charter member of the Aiken County First Steps Partnership Board of Directors.

Awards include the Robert E. Alexander Outstanding K-12 Administrator of the Year, the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators State Leadership Award, and the South Carolina Improvement Council Advocate of the Year.

Laurence and his wife, Teri, have been married for more than 30 years and have two daughters. He is a Deacon and Sunday School Director for Shaws Fork Baptist Church, where Teri serves as Music Director and pianist.

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