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Tony Folk Elected as South Carolina School Board Association (SCSBA) Vice President

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Tony Folk elected as South Carolina School Board Association (SCSBA) Vice President

   News Release 

Contact:         Becky Bean, Communications Manager




Tuesday, December 6, 2016


COLUMBIA – Tony Folk, member of the Dorchester School District Four Board, was elected vice president of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) during the association’s annual Delegate Assembly held this past Saturday, December 3. 

The association’s annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the state’s 81 school boards. In addition to the election of association officers, delegates adopted resolutions to guide the association during the 2017 legislative session.

Folk was elected to the Dorchester School District Four Board in 1997. He has served as chairman and currently serves as vice chairman.  He has achieved Level Six, the highest level in the association’s Boardmanship Institute, a year-round training program offered by SCSBA.

Folk is a retired civil service employee with the U.S. Navy with 33 years of service.  He attends St. George United Methodist Church.

He and his wife Dicksi, a retired elementary school teacher, have two children.

Officers elected to lead the association’s board of directors for a one-year term are as follows:

  • President, Queenie Boyd, Lee County School District
  • President-elect, Wesley Hightower, Aiken County School District
  • Vice President, Tony Folk, Dorchester School District Four
  • Treasurer, Chuck Saylors, Greenville County Schools
  • Secretary, Cheryl Burgess, Lexington School District Three


 Others elected to serve a four-year term on the 23-member board of directors as regional directors are:

§  Region 2 Director,  Cindy Bohn Coats, Charleston County School District

§  Region  4 Director,  Janice Morreale, Horry County Schools

§  Region 8 Director, Jamie Devine, Richland One School District

§  Region 12 Director,   Annie McDaniel, Fairfield County School District

§  Region 16 Director, Tom Dobbins, Anderson County School District 4


The South Carolina School Boards Association is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the state’s 81 school districts.