Office of the Superintendent

To The Pickens County School District Family,
     It is truly an honor to serve the people of Pickens County as your superintendent of schools.  Having served in multiple roles over the course of 30 years in the field of education, I truly understand the tremendous responsibilities that go with serving in this role.  Rest assured that I will always put the education of your children first and will strive to make our schools places where children want to come. 
     The field of education sometimes goes astray chasing the latest fads that will (hopefully) raise test scores.  While curriculum and instruction are an important part of the equation, making our schools places that children feel welcome and safe is the key to success. 
     We have a tremendous group of people with virtually unlimited potential working in our district.  My goal is to make sure that these people have the freedom and the tools to do what they do best, which is to teach our children how to be successful, positive contributors to society. 
     Thank you for entrusting your children's education to us as we move the Pickens County School District forward to ever greater accomplishments.  We cannot reach our full potential without the help of our community and I look forward to working with everyone.   Go Dragons!! 
Tony Young

Destini Shope

Director of Assessment, RTI, and Community Engagement

Martha Segers

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent