Robert Hemby II, current principal of Holly Hill Roberts Middle School, has been named the Coordinator of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and K-12 School Improvement for the 2022-2023 school year.
Hemby has served South Carolina public schools for more than 20 years and has numerous degrees and certifications, including a Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare (South Carolina State University, 1994), Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling (South Carolina State University, 2006) and a Master of Education in Educational Administration (Charleston Southern University, 2008).
Hemby is also an ordained deacon at New Mount Zion Baptist Church. He is a Nationally Certified Senior Mentor as well as a Diagnostic Review Team Leader for Cognia Consulting. He also serves on the board of the Orangeburg County Educational Foundation and is a member of the district’s strategic planning team. Within his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, he has been a proud member for 26 years and has served on the Sixth District executive team for the past 10 years.
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“I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve as the newly hired CTE and K-12 School Improvement Coordinator,” said Hemby. “I am thrilled to continue supporting OCSD students, faculty, staff, parents and the community.”
In Hemby’s more than 20 years of teaching, he has become a servant administrator, educator, and mentor. His administrative experience includes numerous appointments as principal of five unique schools; including three high schools and two colleges. He is currently completing his sixth year as principal of Holly Hill-Roberts Middle School. Prior to serving OCSD schools, he served in Bishopville and Allendale.
“Mr. Hemby has done an excellent job serving the students of Holly Hill-Roberts Middle School,” Superintendent Dr. Shawn Foster said. “He appreciates every student, teacher and staff member. He is already coming in strong with a great plan and vision and I have no doubt that he will continue to represent this district and thrive in his new role.
Hemby said that as coordinator of CTE and K-12 School Improvement, it will be his duty to fully understand and uphold the County School District’s K-12 Schools mission and vision. Orangeburg and vocational and technical education in the foreground every day. He will encourage each CTE Director and Instructor to strive for excellence in their preparation and commitment, and together, to provide the best educational experience for OCSD students, ensuring they are ready to be prepared for the future. college and/or career.
“My role will change, but my dedication and service to this District will not. I promise to be that catalyst for innovation and excellence, and to lead with the kind of passion and enthusiasm that drives success and success. results,” Hemby said.
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Hemby is honored for the opportunity to serve the district in a greater capacity and explains that his goal and priority is to build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders and collaboratively build effective systems to support the teaching and learning.