Harrison Goodwin is originally from Camden, SC. In May of 2012, Dr. Goodwin was appointed Superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools and officially took on those duties in July of 2012. During his tenure in Chesterfield County, the district and its schools have received many accolades. Under his leadership, the district received their first ever Excellent on the South Carolina State Report Card.
Prior to being appointed superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools, Dr. Goodwin was an assistant superintendent and principal in Spartanburg One as well as an assistant principal and teacher in Greenwood 52.
In 2019 Dr. Goodwin was named South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. In 2016 he was honored by the South Carolina Athletic Administrator Association as Superintendent of the Year as well as Outstanding Superintendent by the Career and Technology Administrators Association. Prior to that in 2012 he was named the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s “Honor Administrator of the Year”.
Dr. Goodwin serves on numerous boards and has held many offices in education related organizations including the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA), South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust, South Carolina Association of Governmental Organizations, Northeastern Technical College Board of Commissioners, and Chesterfield County First Steps. He served as the president of the Superintendent’s Division SCASA during the 2019-20 school year and as the president of SCASA in 2020-2021.
Dr. Goodwin holds both a bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Clemson University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.