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First day of school for Rock Hill students, new superintendent


Several school districts in South Carolina started their first day of the new school year, Wednesday, including Rock Hill schools.

The theme for the day in Rock Hill was "new", starting at the top with new superintendent Dr. Kelly Pew who says she's ready to take the school district to the next level.

Dr. Pew toured schools around Rock Hill, Wednesday morning. WBTV caught up with her at Dutchman Creek Middle school, where she met with parents and students.

Pew is no stranger to South Carolina schools. The Anderson native has more than 20 years of experience in public education and severed as Pickens County Schools' Superintendent for the past two years.

Dr. Pew says one of her main goals this school year is to further integrate technology in the classroom.

The school district's expanded iRock program will make iPads available to every student and a new learning system named "canvas" is slated to better communication between students and teachers.

Pew says technology in the classroom is key to success.

"Technology is integrated so we also need to make sure we're integrating that technology for our students, especially as they go into the workforce. We're going to see more and more technology integrated in those jobs," she said.

Dr. Pew hopes the evolving classrooms take her students a step above the rest.

Other school districts in York were back in session, Wednesday, including Clover schools who are also providing iPads to Elementary and Middle school students and Macbook Airs for high schoolers.

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