ROCK HILL — The Rock Hill school board has hired John Taylor as interim superintendent, starting sometime in September.
Taylor worked for Rock Hill schools from 1988 to 1995, as associate superintendent of long-range planning, staff development and community involvement. He was superintendent of schools in Dillon before moving to Rock Hill, and Lancaster County's superintendent after he left Rock Hill.
Superintendent Lynn Moody resigned Monday to become superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina. Her last day in Rock Hill will be Sept. 30.
Board member Walter Brown said Taylor will be a good fit for the district.
Dr. Taylor has served in many different districts in South Carolina as an interim superintendent, Brown said. His terms as interim have been most successful.
Taylor has served as interim superintendent in Jasper County, Chester County and Oconee County school districts. His last long-term position was as Lancaster superintendent from 1995 to 2002. Before that, he held several other administrative and teaching positions across the state.
Taylor, who lives in Fort Mill, will be paid $750 a day.
The board met in closed session for more than two hours this morning before voting to hire Taylor to run the district.
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