Friday, June 14, 2013
For decades, the Georgetown County School District has honored a Teacher of the Year.
This year a new tradition has started by naming a District Administrator of the Year.
And the first person selected for the award is Carvers Bay Middle principal Comeletia Pyatt.
Pyatt, the wife of the county's chief magistrate, Isaac Pyatt, has been the school’s principal since July 2009.
She was the school’s assistant principal for two years before being promoted.
“It was interesting and I was pleasantly surprised,” Pyatt said of being the first administrator to receive the recognition. “It feels good to know my colleagues and former colleagues thought that much of me.”
The committee who interviewed the five finalists consisted of both current and former district workers.
The announcement was made Monday at the district’s annual year-end breakfast for all administrators.
“I am humbled and honored,” Pyatt said. “But it is nothing I did by myself. It is always a team effort.”
Dozier said naming an administrator of the year is something he has wanted to do for years. He said the nominees can be principals, assistant principals or district office members. Anyone who oversees employees.
About Pyatt, Dozier said she has “done an exceptional job” at CBMS.
He said all the finalists are exceptional administrators.
See picture of other finalists on Page 2A.
The other finalists for the award were: Fedrick Cohens, principal of Kensington Elementary; Dr. Tim Carnahan, principal of Waccamaw Intermediate; Brian Clark, principal of Andrews Elementary; and Doug Jenkins, director for Human Resources.
By Scott Harper