Wendell B. Sumter hails from the Palmetto State of Columbia, SC, the Capital City of the Carolinas! He has devoted his entire professional career to public education and preparing students for the next realm of academic excellence.
Mr. Sumter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Morris College and a Master’s Degree of Education from the University of SC.
A twenty-plus year veteran, Mr. Sumter has taught second, fourth, and sixth Grade. Leaving the classroom, Mr. Sumter moved into a leadership role where he served as an Assistant Principal for Lower Richland High School in Hopkins South Carolina for five years. He furthered his career by taking on the role as Principal of Great Falls Middle School and Great Falls Elementary School, Great Falls, SC. Under his leadership, he was able to take his faculty, staff, and students from good to great and from great to world class achievers! His school was named a Microsoft Showcase Show, SC Title One Distinguished School for Progress, and became a National Title One Distinguished School. He currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Chester County School, Chester, SC
Mr. Sumter is a member of the Microsoft Education Advisory Board, A Learning Specialist with NCCE (Northwest Council of Computer Education, A Microsoft Innovative Educator and Trainer and a member of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.
He is a motivational speaker, faculty and staff morale booster, and a confident and proven leader. He has spoken internationally at many schools and professional conferences!