Betty BagleyBetty Bagley, a Ph.D. student in educational leadership at Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).

Bagley retired in 2013 as superintendent of Anderson School District Five, culminating 13 years of service to the district and a 44-year career in public education. She began her career in Anderson School District Four, serving as a high school teacher, basketball coach and elementary special education teacher. She also served as director of special services, school psychologist, and superintendent for Bamberg School District One.

Bagley has been an active member of SCASA and the education community, recently serving as president of the SCASA Superintendents’ Division. In 2008, the South Carolina Association of School Superintendents named her State Superintendent of the Year.

She has also served on the American Association of School Administrators Governing Board, and was recently appointed by appointed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and confirmed by the state Senate to serve as a board member of the South Carolina Public Charter School District. She recently became field director for TransformSC, working with 20 districts and 37 schools across the state to help network and develop innovative models and transformation practices.

Bagley serves on the Special Education Advisory Board for the Eugene T. Moore School of Education and the Advisory Board for the Center for Leadership in Law and Education at Clemson. She is also serving as a senator for Clemson’s Graduate School Government.

SCASA is the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, with services including professional development, research, publications and legislative advocacy.