During the 1996-97 school year, ten superintendents began discussions of ways they could work together to make their districts more efficient and more effective. In the fall of 1997, those superintendents formalized a working collaboration that was named the Western Piedmont Education Consortium.
The original intent of the ten superintendents was to find ways to save money, save time and to strengthen operations through sharing costs, sharing resources and sharing expertise.
Executive Directors of WPEC:
Dr. Ray WilsonDr. Billy Strickland
Superintendents of Original 10 Districts
Abbeville Dick Garrett Mike Campbell Ivan Randolph Sharon Wall Jonathan Phipps Betty Jo Hall Edgefield Clarence Dickert Sharon Keesley Mary Rice Crenshaw Greg Anderson Robert Maddox Greenwood 50 John Kinlaw Bill Steed Darrell Johnson Greenwood 51 Ray Wilson Fay Sprouse Greenwood 52 Gerald Robinson Dan Powell Mark Petersen Sharon Wall Rex Ward Laurens 55 Ed Taylor Billy Strickland Stephen G. Peters Laurens 56 Vicki Phelps Charles Lackey Wayne Brazell David O'Shields McCormick Charles Parnell Lloyd Hunter Sandra Calliham Earlean Smiley William WrightDon DoggettBettyBagley Newberry TEC Dowling Tom Faulkenberry Keith Callicutt Walt Tobin Bennie Bennett Jim Suber Saluda Linda Hawkins Nelson Perry Pete Stone David Mathis