Fort Mill Times

Administrative changes announced at Clover School District

Two Clover school district administrators will have new roles in the fall, in the wake of assistant superintendent Sheila Quinn’s move to a post with state superintendent of education Molly Spearman.

Quinn, Clover schools’ assistant superintendent since January 2011, declined to comment on the specifics of her new role on Friday, saying that more information will be released by Spearman’s office in week or two.

“It’s definitely with mixed feelings that I leave the Clover school district,” Quinn said. “I think it has been the best four and a half years of my career here, and it has given me the experiences I’ve needed to grow.”

Quinn’s departure set the wheels in motion for Clover Superintendent Marc Sosne to reorganize the district administrative team, according to a statement from the district office.

Replacing Quinn will be longtime educator and district leader Pam Cato, who has spent her entire career in the Clover School District.

Cato will be the assistant superintendent for elementary education and instruction. She has worked closely with the district’s elementary education programs and services for five years in her position of director of curriculum and instruction.

Clover High School principal Mark Hopkins will move into a district administration role as executive director of secondary education and administrative services.

Hopkins will wrap up a five-year stint at CHS where he has been instrumental in elevating the school’s academic performance. In his time as principal, the school’s graduation rate has climbed to 89.1 percent.

Plans to replace Hopkins are being evaluated and will be announced next month.

Quinn, who said she plans to stay in Clover and commute to her job in Columbia, has served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and administrative services since January 2011.