Dr. Reggie Wicker Named Top Administrator by SCASA

School District Five’s Director of Human Resources, Dr. Reggie Wicker, has been honored as the top district-level administrator in the state by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). The prestigious 2025 SCASA District Level Administrator of the Year award was presented to Dr. Wicker in a surprise announcement on May 2nd.

Dr. Wicker was selected from a pool of highly qualified administrator candidates by a panel of seasoned judges. His exceptional leadership, dedication, and contributions to education were recognized through this distinguished accolade.

Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Wicker stated, “Receiving the 2025 South Carolina Association of School Administrators District Level Administrator of the Year Award marks a significant milestone in my personal and professional journey. It’s not just an achievement; it’s a reflection of the core values I hold dear – the values of hard work, determination, and resilience that I strive to live by every single day.”

Dr. Wicker brings a wealth of experience to his role, having started his career as a fourth-grade teacher at Newberry Elementary after obtaining his bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Newberry College. Over the years, he has served in various capacities, including parenting coordinator, principal at Newberry County Elementary, director of elementary education in Union County, and coordinator of special projects in the human resources department at Richland School District One.

Dr. Wicker joined School District Five in January 2021, bringing with him a commitment to innovation and creative problem-solving. His leadership has been instrumental in overcoming complex challenges in education and employment within the district.

Dr. Tamara Turner, Chief of Human Resources at School District Five, commended Dr. Wicker’s outstanding contributions, stating, “His unwavering commitment to innovation and creative problem-solving has helped the District to overcome complex challenges in education and employment. His remarkable achievements have served as a source of inspiration for many, and his contributions have been invaluable.”

SCASA, as the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, recognizes and supports outstanding leaders like Dr. Wicker. With a membership of over 5,300 professionals, SCASA is dedicated to providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people through professional development, research, publications, and legislative advocacy.

As a recipient of this prestigious award, Dr. Wicker continues to inspire and make a meaningful impact in the field of education, embodying the values of dedication, perseverance, and excellence.

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