School board members reappointed

Published 1:04 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018

To no one’s surprise, the three members of the Southampton County School Board who put their names up for reappointment got their wish granted earlier this week.

Christopher Smith Sr. of the Jerusalem District, Dr. Carolyn Modlin of Boykins and William Worsham of Ivor were welcomed back for another four-year term by the selection commission.

“Thank you for your service,” said commissioner Mark Hodges. “I’m glad you want to be back. You have done a commendable job.”

He was joined in that sentiment by Larry Rose, who said that the school system’s progress has been “outstanding. You have served very, very well.”

Wayne Cosby also told them they have been performing “a job well done.”

When Smith asked for reappointment on June 19, he said he takes the position very seriously, and offers “a unique perspective” to the role. As an example of his commitment, Smith pointed to his involvement with the regional board of Governor’s School for the Arts for 30 years.

Modlin sees herself as a “very informed” member of the board. She pointed out her 47 years as a teacher both on the high school and college levels.

Worsham, the at-large representative, promised to again do his best, calling the service as “a privilege and an honor.”

All three praised superintendent Dr. Gwendolyn Shannon for her leadership of the school division.