James Crawford has been an educator in Saluda for 27 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.”
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.
After graduating from Pendleton High School, William A. Whitfield continued his education at Clemson University where he earned a BS degree in Agricultural Education, MA degree in Administration and Supervision, and an Education Specialist Degree. Bill used his education through teaching Vocational Agriculture for 17 years at Saluda High School. He also served as principal for 16 years.
Bill has been very involved with Piedmont Technical College. He served for 18 years as Area Commissioner and member of Piedmont Technical College Foundation. He was instrumental in developing the Saluda Young Farmer’s Scholarship Program as well as the building of four PTC centers, including the one in Saluda.
He serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for Chosen Children Ministries in Inman, SC. This organization serves in Nicaragua where Bill has been a team leader for 27 trips. Bill is a member of Saluda Baptist Church where he serves as Missions Coordinator, Deacon, and Finance Committee Chairman.
Bill has been recognized as Civitan Citizen of the Year, received PTC’s Outstanding Leadership Award, and has been inducted in Saluda School District One Hall of Fame.
Married to Carol Watson Whitfield, Bill is the father of two sons and grandfather to three boys and one girl.