“People run into me at the grocery store...and say, ‘Thank you for what you do. I don’t have kids in school, but I’m glad you’re here. I know you have a really tough job.’ ”
Those are the kind words Nancy J. McGinley hears from strangers, today, in what she calls the “big, small town” of Charleston, S.C. But they’re a far cry from the frigid reception she felt starting in 2007, during her first few years as superintendent of the expansive, racially and socio-economically diverse Charleston County (S.C.) School District (CCSD).