At its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County School Board voted to approve Gordon Morris as the director for ATEC starting with the 2015-16 school year.
“Mr. Morris brings a wealth of knowledge to this position,” said Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan. “We look forward to welcoming him back home after he spent a year outside our district. I know he will bring new ideas to build upon the outstanding work already being done at ATEC.”
Morris served as the assistant director for ATEC from 2009-2014 and as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School from 2006-2009. He started his educational career as a social studies teacher at North Central High School and is the current assistant director for the Lexington Technology Center.
“I want to thank Dr. Morgan and the Kershaw County School Board for giving me this opportunity,” Morris said. “I look forward to working with the great faculty and staff at ATEC to provide quality career educational opportunities for the students of Kershaw County. I also want to thank Chet Horton for the strong leadership he has provided at ATEC over the last seven years.”
Morris will replace Chet Horton who decided to return to a guidance counselor position to spend more time with his family. Horton has served as ATEC’s director since 2008. Under Horton’s leadership, the school earned Excellent Absolute and Growth state report card ratings and four Palmetto Gold awards.
Morris has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wingate University and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina. Married to Lugoff-Elgin High School PE teacher Susan Morris, they have three children.