Jody Hamm, chairman of Newberry County School Board has earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2011-12 Boardmanship Institute.
SCSBA Boardmanship Institute, established in 1982, offers a year-round training curriculum to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national educational issues.
Workshops focus on school law, advocacy and legislation, improving board operations, leadership for improving student achievement, and other timely topics.
Board members can achieve up to six levels of recognition by earning points that are accrued annually from July through June for participation in statewide conferences and training provided on site in their district.
Hamm reached level four by earning 200 points within four consecutive years or less. Hamm was presented a certificate of recognition and a pin at the Aug. 27 board meeting by Newberry County School District Superintendent Bennie Bennett.