Herbert Berg, former interim Superintendent for Beaufort County School District, was named S.C. Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association during its springtime conference March 11 in Charleston.
Berg, a longtime educator in South Carolina and past superintendent in Lexington 5 and Kershaw County school districts, served as Interim Superintendent in Beaufort County during 2018-2019 and helped transition to the permanent leader, Frank Rodriguez.
The athletic administrators from across the state recognized Berg for the initiative he put in place in Beaufort County with stipends for coaches, as well as adding critical athletics facilities to the successful 2019 school bond referendum package.
“I am very humbled to receive this award,” Berg said in a release. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Beaufort County School District, and certainly it was a huge thrill to see voters overwhelmingly pass the $345 million referendum last November.
“Passing that referendum is going to make a difference to the entire community for decades to come, starting with classroom instruction but also including upgrades for student athlete facilities.”
Berg’s honor was for 3A, 2A and 1A schools. He was nominated by Chad Cox, principal at Battery Creek High School; Carlos Cave, athletic director at Whale Branch Early College High School; and Jon Monmonier, athletic director at Hilton Head Island High School.