BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District (BCSD) leaders and educators are saddened to learn of the recent passing of former District 2 school board member Frances Brewer of Goose Creek.
Brewer was first elected to the Board in 1990 and dedicated 16 years of service to the BCSD.
“Ms. Brewer was a legendary leader and will surely be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with her,” said current Board Chair Sally Wofford. “She was a visionary who helped to ensure that BCSD thrived in the ever-changing landscape of public education. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”
BCSD Interim Superintendent Deon Jackson commented, “While I did not have the opportunity to work closely with Ms. Brewer during her time on the Board, her reputation as being a champion for education preceded her. I have come to know that she was well loved and respected by my mentors, colleagues and many families in Berkeley County. She has remained a stead-fast supporter of Berkeley County and public education, and today district leadership and many educators mourn the loss of a friend and leader.”
During her 16-year tenure, Brewer served the Board in various roles of leadership including as Chairwoman. She also was actively involved in the South Carolina School Board Association, and served as the statewide organization’s President in 2001.
“When I was elected to serve as the current District 2 school board representative, I knew that I had very large shoes to fill,” said Board Vice-Chair Mac McQuillin. “Ms. Brewer was a friend, supporter and mentor who was dedicated to the families and students of Berkeley County. I was blessed to know her and have the opportunity to learn from her, and the Berkeley County School District is better because of her.”