Dr. Steve Aaron Wilson
Superintendent, Calhoun County Public Schools
We are pleased to have Dr. Steve Aaron Wilson as our superintendent. Dr. Wilson, of Columbia, is a native of Blair, South Carolina. He is the son of Mrs. Lugenia Wilson, of Blair, and the late Mr. Aaron Wilson. He has been married for 38 years to his childhood sweetheart, Mrs. Teresa Hendrix Wilson. They are the proud parents of two children, Teresa and Steven, and the proud grandparents of a six-year old granddaughter.
Dr. Wilson was educated in the public schools of Fairfield County and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Benedict College in 1972. Upon graduation from Benedict, he joined the United States Army. During his tenure in the military, he rose to the rank of Major. In 1974, he began is career in education at his high school alma mater, McCrorey-Liston High School.
In 1978, Dr. Wilson received his Master's Degree in Agriculture Education from Clemson University. His studies continued at Winthrop University, the University of South Carolina, and in 2001, he earned his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University. Dr. Wilson is a member of several professional organizations, including the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Weeping Mary Baptist Church.
After serving in various capacities for several school districts, Dr. Wilson advanced to serve as Principal of Newberry and Keenan High Schools. His most recent assignment was Executive Director of Schools for Richland School District One.
Dr. Wilson was an effective bridge-builder at Newberry High School, after being named its first African-American Principal. During his tenure as Principal of Keenan, the school was named "Palmetto's Finest High School". Some of his other honors included "Secondary Principal of the Year" for the State of South Carolina, recognition by the State Legislature for his contributions in education, receiving the "Order of the Silver Crescent" awarded by the Governor, and "The Isaiah Reid Distinguished Leadership Award".
Dr. Wilson feels that high expectations and strong collaboration with students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community is paramount for successful schools and districts. We must maintain an attitude of "Keeping Children First".