JDA Heads of School win statewide award
Jefferson Davis Academy's heads of school received the S.C. Independent School Association's 2012 Rookie of the Year award.
The award was presented Nov. 1 to Jane Hunter and Eve Hogarth during the annual SCISA Heads of School Conference in Charleston. The pair have led the school since the 2011-12 school year.
Larry Watt, the executive director of SCISA, said Hunter and Hogarth are deserving of the award because of their "leadership skills and their ability to move their school into the future with great success."
"We were very honored and humbled at being selected for this award, and it validates our efforts in working hard to elevate JDA's academics to become competitive with all schools in SCISA," said Hunter and Hogarth in a joint statement.
Moving forward, Hunter and Hogarth said their focus remains on their students, including that they "graduate with the academic ability and the civility to face and resolve any future challenges with humility and courage," stated the pair. "We want each graduate of Jefferson Davis Academy to be a productive, patriotic and altruistic citizen."
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 110 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students. Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.