Tutelage Hires Mark Bounds, Army Veteran and Esteemed Educator
Tutelage School Solutions is proud to announce the hiring of Mark Bounds as Regional Director. Bounds (right) will work directly in supporting three schools within the Tutelage family of schools: Greenwood Charter Academy, Cherokee Charter Academy, and Libertas Academy – Boiling Springs.
Bounds brings more than two decades of experience working in various roles within South Carolina public schools. Starting as an Education Associate serving struggling schools, then as Executive Director for Communities in Schools of South Carolina, and later transitioning to Director of School Leadership and Deputy Superintendent for School Effectiveness at the SC Department of Education. Most recently, Bounds served as the Head of School at East Point Academy (EPA) in West Columbia. EPA is widely regarded as one of the top public charter schools in the state. Prior to his career in education, Bounds served for twenty years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Bounds last served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC.
“I am very proud and excited to join the Tutelage School Solutions team.” Mark Bounds stated, “I truly believe they have discovered the formula for providing a rich and full educational experience for all students. Their laser focus on academic excellence, the building blocks for living a virtuous life, and patriotism prepares students for success in school and in life. I look forward to serving the students, teachers, and leaders in the Tutelage Schools network while watching our students learn and grow.”
Bounds’s superior leadership skills resulted in many accolades for East Point Academy including: Best Charter School (The State Newspaper 2019-22), Best Charter (Free Times 2019), and an “A” rating and in the top 4% of all Middle and Elementary Schools (Niche.com 2019-20). Also, during this time, Bounds was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the SC Governor.
“Mark Bounds’s experience and reputation speaks for itself,” said John Loveday, the Executive Director of Tutelage School Solutions. “Mark is a leader in every aspect of the word, a person of unquestioned character, and someone who is passionate about changing the current landscape and trajectory of public education in South Carolina. Mark brings creativity, hard work, and compassion to his work. I have no doubt he will make a tremendously positive impact on our schools for many years to come.”
Tutelage School Solutions is an award-winning comprehensive service provider for high-quality public charter schools in South Carolina. Tutelage assists their schools in all phases from charter application, school design, development, finance, construction, operations, marketing, and curricula.
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