Catherine M. Tyson

Have you previously served on the NEXT High School Board (Planning Committee)?

Yes, I am a member of the NEXT High School Planning Committee

The state charter school law requires at least 50% of the elected board members have either K-12 experience or business experience. Do you meet this requirement?

Yes

Please give a brief biographical sketch. (Include connection to NEXT High School)

A graduate of the University of Maryland, I relocated to Greenville in 2009. As a Product Manager for ScanSource, Inc., I focus on strategic marketing and have been very successful developing strategic partnerships in technology distribution. In addition to my involvement with Next High School as a member of the planning board, I serve as Chair of a local breast cancer awareness group, BreastFest Greenville - The Tyanna Foundation, sit on the board of the ScanSource Charitable Foundation and as a STEAM Advisor for Sevier Middle School. For the past few years, I have enjoyed coaching soccer at the YMCA and with Furman United Soccer Club.

Please briefly state your qualifications and reasons for serving on the board at NEXT High School.

I would like to continue making contributions to NEXT High School by serving on the board. I have enjoyed my time on the planning board, but would like to be involved as NHS completes the inaugural year and builds for the future. I believe that Greenville County needs to offer our youth more than just the traditional high school education and NHS is changing the game by "preparing young people for life after school."

I believe that my 20+ years experience in the business environment plus my passion for Greenville County, education and preparing Upstate youth for the "NEXT" steps will help me unique ideas for positive growth and improvement.