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School District Five educator selected for statewide leadership program

For Immediate Release – July 5, 2022



School District Five educator selected for statewide leadership program

IRMO –Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Instructional Technology Specialist Susan Aplin has been selected to be a part of the South Carolina ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2022.


South Carolina ASCD is the state affiliate of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), which has 68 affiliates in the 50 states and several foreign nations.


The South Carolina Emerging Leader Program is composed of an accomplished group of educators, generally with 5–15 years of experience, who desire to become more involved in our state's educational community. Emerging Leaders (ELs) are passionate and committed to the "Whole Child," a belief that every child in that state of South Carolina deserves to be healthy, safe, supported, challenged and engaged.


“I am honored to be chosen as a SCASCD 2022 Emerging Leader and am excited to meet the other Emerging Leaders,” Aplin said. “As a part of this statewide group, I look forward to learning more about what's happening in schools and districts throughout South Carolina. This will give me a wider lens with which to view issues in education. Through this program, we will collaborate to see how we can support students and educators throughout the state. I hope this group can have a positive impact on education in our district and throughout South Carolina.”

SCASCD Emerging Leaders are expected to share their expertise and exemplary practices with SCASCD members and the larger education community. With a track record of success, ELs leverage their passion and enthusiasm to attract high caliber people to the field and mobilize other young educators to continuously improve their practice and become education leaders.


“Ms. Aplin's selection for the SC Emerging Leaders Program is a great honor for her and for School District Five,” said School District Five Chief of Academics and Instruction Anna Miller. “Through this unique experience, she will be able to share her passion and expertise while learning from other educational experts across the state as they work together to increase their knowledge and positively influence the educational community.”

Through engaging and structured networking experiences, South Carolina ASCD’s Emerging Leaders have many opportunities to grow their leadership skills and participate in world-class professional development.


South Carolina ASCD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a primary mission of improving the teaching and learning of all students.