2020
Dr. J. R. Green

Outstanding Black Alumnus

Dr. J. R. Green is a product of parents who instilled high values, especially to education. As a young man, he embraced their core principles and gave his best in all educational pursuits.

Dr. Green strongly believes he is purposed to work with and to inspire young people.  He impresses upon students that education is the foundation of their future.  Dr. Green leaves quite a lasting impression on others and enriches their lives with his noble deeds.

Dr. Green’s vision and determination has led to many accomplishments and successes. 

Dr. Green began his duties as Superintendent of Fairfield County Schools in July 2012, after a successful tenure as an assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Chesterfield County School District.  He spent several years as a principal in Pageland, South Carolina after serving as both an assistant high school principal and a teacher.   Dr. Green earned a doctorate degree in Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina. He also received a Master’s of Arts Degree, a Master’s of Education Degree, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina.  

A native South Carolinian, Dr. Green currently resides in Winnsboro with his wife Tonya and daughters, Jamara, Janelle, and Jacia. He is an active member of many organizations to include: the Omicron Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Providence Health Board of Trustees, Board of Directors for Midlands Education & Business Alliance, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Bow Tie Mentoring Club, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Organization.

Dr. Green’s philosophy is simply, “Do your best.”

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