Dr. Ronald Wilcox is Superintendent of Hampton County Schools. He is a long-time educator having served 52 years in education. He has been a teacher, having taught elementary, middle school, vocational and high school. He has been a principal of a high school and superintendent for 41 years. He received a B.S. in business from UT Martin, a M.B.A. in business and doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University. He served 17 years as Superintendent in Tennessee, 16 years as Superintendent in North Carolina and 8 years as Superintendent in South Carolina. He keeps Test Score Improvement, improving facilities, and improving the overall educational environment for students and employees as main goals. He is an advocate of Quality Management and has developed a model that has been successful in three school districts. His wife is, Patricia Ann and he has three children: Justin Clark, Marcus Landon, and Angela Renay.
His philosophy of learning is that you learn three ways:
1. Through the sensory experiences (sight, sound, touch, smell, touch).
2. Experiential learning (Planned or incidental experiences), such as experiments in class.
3. Through inductive and deductive reasoning where-in you associate one thing you know with something else through thought and reasoning.
His philosophy of life is that God created all of us for a purpose. What makes life interesting is when we seek to discover that purpose.