Committed to Excellence
Leonard Galloway was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina where he graduated from Westside High School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Anderson University. Mr. Galloway continued his studies at Furman University where he received both a Masters of Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.
Mr. Galloway’s experiences range from elementary to secondary and also working in both Title One and Non-Title One schools. He began his teaching career teaching upper elementary in Anderson School District Five. His time period in the classroom led to many accomplishments from being named Teacher of the Year to increasing student performance of critical needs students. Mr. Galloway transitioned from the classroom to become an assistant principal at Nevitt Forest Elementary School in the summer of 2008. As an assistant principal, he assisted with the 21st Century Program and transitioned the school to an Inside-Out School of Choice, which heavily involved the community to increase the academic performance of students in the classroom.
Mr. Galloway has been blessed to serve as principal of Varennes Elementary, Lakeside Middle School, Robert Anderson Middle School, and currently Glenview Middle School, all of which are located in Anderson School District Five. At each school, Mr. Galloway was provided with the opportunity to lead and grow the school and their respective students. During his tenure, he has merged two schools, two at the middle level and two at the elementary level. Mr. Galloway has also overeen the construction projects of over $13 million in school additions and renovations. Most importantly, he believes that collaborative leadership and a team approach to decision-making is vital to school achievement. This mindset has led his schools to achieve AVID National Demonstration Site status, a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School award, and an International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) Model School distinction. Mr. Galloway believes that student growth and achievement should always remain the key priority of effective school leaders.
Mr. Galloway has been recognized as a Teacher of the Year, an Anderson Independent-Mail Top 20 Under 40, and a recipient of the Anderson University Outstanding Educator Award. He also serves on the Anderson University Teaching Fellows Advisory Board and the Anderson County Good Neighbor Cupboard Board of Advisors. Mr. Galloway is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) staff developer and was an AVID National Speaker in Tampa, FL. He has previously presented at the National Dropout Prevention Conference in San Antonio, Tx, Model Schools in Orlando, FL, and “Get Your Teach On” in Charlotte, NC.
Mr. Galloway lives in Anderson, SC with his wife Tamara and their two children Bradley (16) and Addison (10). When any additional time presents itself, Leonard is spending time with his family and friends.