Flanagan has held positions of escalating responsibility in the SC Department of Education for over 30 years. She has worked in the Office of Finance, managing budgets and accounting records, the Office of Career and Technology Education, providing fiscal and programmatic leadership and most recently as the team lead in Fiscal and Grants Management for the Office of Special Education Services.
“We are honored to have Susan Flanagan join the Laurens 56 ranks,” said Superintendent Dr. David O’Shields. “Her experience at the state level with various aspects of finance will benefit our district greatly, especially her knowledge of federal grants and CATE programming. She will be able to pick up where Dr. Robinson has left off and lead us forward.”
Laurens County School District 56 expressed their immense gratitude to Dr. Gerald Robinson for his financial leadership during the past 15 years.
“The district could not have been in more capable hands than Dr. Robinson’s,” said O’Shields. “He has seen district finances through many uncertain times, always with the ultimate goal of doing what is best for the students of the district. He will be greatly missed but we wish him well in his retirement.”