Board of Education approves key district office hires

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From staff reports

Three veteran administrators have been selected to fill key positions at the Beaufort County School District’s central office.

All three recommendations by Superintendent Frank Rodriguez were approved Wednesday night, June 10 by the Board of Education:

Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools – Duke Bradley, III, a 20-year K-12 educator, is currently a senior executive with the Atlanta-based education non-profit organization 3DE Schools by Junior Achievement, where he serves as Vice President of School Leadership and Accountability. In Beaufort County, Bradley will oversee day-to-day operations at the district’s schools and will have as direct reports all of the district’s school principals.

Director of Communications – Candace Bruder-Brasseur, an experienced professional who is currently Senior Director of Communication for the University of South Carolina Beaufort, will manage the district’s internal and external communications. She replaces Jim Foster, who is retiring.

Director of Budget and Procurement – Jennifer Hamblin is a veteran financial administrator with extensive experience in education. She replaces Reggie Murphy, who was recently named as the district’s Financial Services Officer.

“All three of these positions carry vitally important responsibilities, and I’m confident that they will be in very capable hands moving forward,” Rodriguez said in a release.