Swofford Career Center is a multi-district career center serving Spartanburg School Districts 1 & 2, including Boiling Springs, Chapman, Chesnee, and Landrum High Schools.

2019-20 Faculty & Staff

2019-20 Faculty & Staff



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2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Swofford is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Waylan Spake.

Mr. Spake has served the students at Swofford for 21 years as our Machine Tool Instructor . Each day Mr. Spake brings love for his students, shares his talents and skills in Machine Tool, and displays a passion for teaching.


Swofford on “Your Carolina” with Jack & Megan

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Your Carolina

Glenda Warner (Health Science Instructor), Chef Robert Lybrand (Culinary Arts Instructor), and Craig Seay (Electricity Instructor) appeared alongside Jack Roper and Megan Heidlberg on “Your Carolina”. They represented both Swofford and Career and Technical Education (CTE) in South Carolina, discussing opportunities and successes in CTE fields.


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Challenge Course

The Swofford Challenge Course was established in 1997 and has hosted countless Swofford students and 9th grade students from Spartanburg School Districts 1 & 2. The Challenge Course provides an opportunity for students to learn through hands-on activities and physical challenges problem solving, teamwork, communication, leadership, and ingenuity. Students work with their classmates to creatively complete challenges. Over the years, the Challenge Course has been updated and now is home to numerous activities of varying difficulties. It also meets the American Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Standards for construction and safety. Mr. Tyler Hill is our Challenge Course facilitator.

Future Farmers of America continues support of Swofford Horticulture.

The Swofford Career Center Horticulture program is excited to enter another year with Future Farmers of America (FFA). Future Farmers of America provides high school students with agricultural education, which prepares them for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and national resource systems. Thank you to Spartanburg County Farm Bureau for a donation of $250 to ensure the program can be successful. Pictured from left to right are Graham Blackwood, Harriet Belue (president of Spartanburg County Farm Bureau), Zak Makison, and David Settle, Horticulture instructor.

The Swofford Career Center Horticulture program is excited to enter another year with Future Farmers of America (FFA). Future Farmers of America provides high school students with agricultural education, which prepares them for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and national resource systems. Thank you to Spartanburg County Farm Bureau for a donation of $250 to ensure the program can be successful. Pictured from left to right are Graham Blackwood, Harriet Belue (president of Spartanburg County Farm Bureau), Zak Makison, and David Settle, Horticulture instructor.

Swofford Career Center is proud to be included among the many deserving schools receiving the Palmetto Gold award. Our commitment to enabling student achievement and providing students with skills they need for a 21st century workforce and/or higher education is affirmed by receiving Palmetto Gold.

Swofford Career Center is proud to be included among the many deserving schools receiving the Palmetto Gold award. Our commitment to enabling student achievement and providing students with skills they need for a 21st century workforce and/or higher education is affirmed by receiving Palmetto Gold.

Congratulations to our Culinary Competition Teams for bringing home the Championship and winning the VIP Signature Chef People's Choice Award tonight at the March Of Dimes Fundraiser. The event was held at the beautiful Downtown Marriott. We are proud of these students, the hard work they have put in, and the skills they have mastered! Way to go!  ‪

Congratulations to our Culinary Competition Teams for bringing home the Championship and winning the VIP Signature Chef People's Choice Award tonight at the March Of Dimes Fundraiser. The event was held at the beautiful Downtown Marriott. We are proud of these students, the hard work they have put in, and the skills they have mastered! Way to go!

Letter from the Director:

Dear Swofford Parents and Community, 

It is an honor and blessing to serve as the Director at Swofford Career Center, and to witness daily the maturation process our students undergo during this crucial time of life. Our school has a rich history of student achievement, as measured by Certification/Licensing tests, Skills tests, EOC data, Completer totals, Dual Enrollment results, placement rates, Workkeys results, and Technical Skill Attainment. This success can be directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff, supportive parents, and a caring community.

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