James Crawford has been an educator in Saluda for 29 years. He earned a B.S in Elementary Education from Lander University in 1990 and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of South Carolina in 1997.
He began his teaching career in 1990 at Riverside Middle School and later transferred to Hollywood Elementary. In 1996, James Crawford accepted a guidance position at Saluda High School and later became assistant principal and principal of Saluda High. In 2012, James Crawford assumed his current position, Director of Adult Education and Alternative School for Saluda County School District.
James Crawford serves as an at-large board member of the South Carolina Association of Adult Education Directors, a division of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. He also serves on the Saluda County First Steps Board and the Upper Savannah Regional Education Center Advisory Board.
James Crawford is married to Elaine Crawford and they have three daughters, Kristen Crawford of Charleston, Macy Crawford of Saluda, Jessica Trotter (Michael) of Saluda, and grandchildren Hunter and Harley Trotter.
“As a friend of the late Donald Hancock, I am honored to serve as an Advisory Council member for the Charlie Foundation and help Don’s legacy of service to the Saluda community continue.”
Rusty Denning began working at Piedmont Technical College on August 9, 2010 as Associate Vice President of Economic Development & Continuing Education. Since coming on board at Piedmont Tech, he has implemented several new programs in Continuing Education and expanded course offerings in our seven county service delivery area. His unique approach in the business and industry field has led to an increased awareness of business needs and opened the doors to innovative customized programs. Rusty took both his Bachelors and Masters Coursework at Georgia Southern University in Business Administration and Public Administration respectively. He also has a Masters in Leadership and Management from Western Governors University.
Before coming to Piedmont Technical College, he served as Director of Business and Industry services at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Georgia. He has over 14 years of robust experience in the Technical College System of Georgia in the areas of continuing education, economic development, and customized business and industry training programs. He has worked closely with businesses as they have retooled their product lines to remain viable in a changing economy. In February 2012, he was awarded the 2011-2012 SC Technical Education Association Administrator/Manager Educator of the Year for Piedmont Technical College. In 2017 he was awarded the John C. Duffy Scholarship for the South Carolina Continuing and Higher Education Conference. Denning was named PTC A. Wade Martin Innovator of the Year for 2018 and a State Finalist.
Rusty is a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Greenwood class and the 2012 Leadership Laurens class. He currently serves on the Executive Board of Greenwood County Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Board of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce. Rusty also serves as an executive member of the Saluda County Economic Development Partnership, Chairman, Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership and a board member of the Laurens County Development Corporation. In addition to serving on several committees and project teams, he is actively involved in the Economic Development and employer-related activities in the seven counties served by Piedmont Tech.
Dr. Harvey Livingston is the Superintendent of Saluda County School District. Prior to this, Dr. Livingston served as Principal of Saluda High School, Assistant Principal of Saluda High School, Principal of Hollywood Elementary School, Athletic Director/Head Football Coach of Saluda High School, and was a classroom teacher at Saluda High School, Strom Thurmond High School, and JET Middle School.
He has served on several boards including the Saluda County First Steps Board of Directors, Secondary Division Board of Directors for the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, Board of Directors of the South Carolina Association of School Athletic Administrators, and the Alternative Licensure Advisory Board for the South Carolina Department of Education. He holds a BA degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina at Aiken and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Harvey is married to Keely Livingston, who is an Interventionist at Gilbert High School, and they have 2 daughters.
Sarah C. Longshore is an experienced and accomplished South Carolina educator of 14 years. She received her BA in Secondary Education from Clemson University in 2003, her MEd in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2009, and her EdS in Educational Administration at the University of South Carolina in 2016. She is currently working on her PhD in Educational Administration at the University of South Carolina.
Her career began in 2003 at Gilbert High School in Lexington County School District One, where for five years, she taught English, coached two sports, and advised the school’s newspaper staff. She then served as an Assistant Principal at Dutch Fork High School in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties from 2008 until 2015.
Sarah Longshore has received many accolades during her professional career, including being named the 2013 Administrator of the Year (SIPA), the 2015 South Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year (SCASA), one of three finalists for the 2015 National Assistant Principal of the Year (NASSP), and a “20 Under 40” award recipient by The State Media Company in 2016.
She is married to Marty Longshore, a proud 1994 graduate of Saluda High School. He is employed with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department as a School Resource Officer. They have two sprightly daughters, Carly (age 10) and Claire (age 7), who enjoy cheerleading, horseback riding, and everything Clemson.
Peter J. Manning graduated Cum laude in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Furman University. In 1984, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. His business experience is extensive and encompasses law, accounting and lecturing.Admitted to practice in Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina and United States Tax Court, he is also a Certified Public Accountant.
A member of the American and South Carolina Bar Associations, he is also actively involved in the South Carolina Association of Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The American Institute of CPAs designated him a Personal Financial Specialist. His previous experience includes working as a tax advisor for C.C. McGregor & Co. and as a tax manager for Elliott, Davis & Co. He withdrew as a partner with Burns McDonald Law Firm in 1998 to establish The Manning Law Firm, P.A. He was the Recipient of Greenwood Rotary Club Founder’s Award for 2002-2003 and was named the 2003 Small Business Person of the Year for Greenwood County. He is married to Sharon Anne Holshouser Manning and has two daughters Betty Jeanne age 27 and Sammie Jo age 24.
Molly Mitchell Spearman was elected as the 18th South Carolina State Superintendent of Education on November 4, 2014. Native to Saluda County, Molly Spearman’s childhood laid the foundations of family, faith, and hard work that transcended into her professional career as an educator and civil servant.
Superintendent Spearman’s career has spanned 18 years as a public school music teacher and an assistant principal. In addition to teaching and administration, she has served four terms as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, six years as Deputy Superintendent of the South Carolina Department of Education, and ten years as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. She holds a B.A. Degree in music education from Lander University, a Master’s Degree in education supervision from George Washington University, and an Education Specialist degree from the University of South Carolina.
As the South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman has the experience and relationships needed to move South Carolina’s education system forward. Superintendent Spearman strongly believes the foundation for student success lies in effective classroom teachers and principals who facilitate personalized learning for every student, every day. Her vision is for every South Carolina graduate to be prepared for the next step after graduation. Superintendent Spearman is excited to keep a positive and forward-thinking approach to South Carolina education to promote better schools and brighter futures.
William “Russ” Terrell, Jr. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Circle Park Behavioral Health Services in Florence SC, President of Terrell’s Accounting and Tax Service, LLC as well as Comptroller for J. E. Oswalt & Sons Heavy Hauling & Rigging, Inc. both in Batesburg SC. Russ began his accounting experience working for a local CPA firm in Batesburg SC in 1986. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting in 1989. He was the Director of Finance from 1990 to 1997 with LRADAC Behavioral Health Services of the Midlands in Columbia SC.
William started Terrell’s Accounting & Tax Service, LLC in 1997 and is licensed by the SC Board of Accountancy as an Accounting Practitioner. He has been providing a number of for profit and not for profit business’s with various tax and business services through his public practice. Those services include personal, business and payroll tax preparation, federal and state tax compliance, internal control review and over site, budget preparation, financial statement presentation and Circular A133 audit compliance.