The three finalists for superintendent in Anderson School District 5 — Harriet Jaworowski, Veta Powell New, and Thomas A. Wilson — possess a combined experience of 106 years in education. And all have ties to South Carolina. Each candidate is expected to visit Anderson in early February, and the District 5 board of trustees is likely to choose one to lead Anderson’s 12,500-student district in mid-February. The three recently shared their views on school security, Common Core Standards, the role of public education and standardized testing.
Jaworowski, associate superintendent of instruction and accountability for Rock Hill Schools, is a former teacher at Honea Path and Belton-Honea Path High (1981-87). She later taught in Aiken County before earning her doctorate in 2003 and directing curriculum and instruction at a Virginia school district the same year.