Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. King Laurence
King Laurence serves as the Superintendent for the Aiken County Public School District.
King Laurence, M.Ed., was named Superintendent of the School District on February 18, 2020. With an educational career spanning three decades, Laurence is an experienced administrator dedicated to the Aiken County community’s future success. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Laurence received his Master’s in Educational Administration in 1990 from the University of South Carolina and has attained an additional thirty graduate semester hours.
Laurence is licensed and certified to serve as a School Superintendent by the South Carolina Department of Education and has served in varied leadership roles for Aiken County Public Schools, including his current role as the Chief Officer of Administration, and as an Associate Superintendent (2012-2016), Director of Federal Programs (2005-2012), and as a school Principal (1998-2005).
Prior to his service in Aiken County, Laurence served as a Teacher and Administrator in the Edgefield County School District. With 22 years in Aiken’s school system and a demonstrated commitment to community, Laurence has a comprehensive understanding of school and district finances, operational and personnel management and mutually beneficial community partnerships.