In memoriam

To Our Valued Membership

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the recent passing of Dr. Paul Krohne, who was the former SCSBA executive director for 15 years. Dr. Krohne died Monday, January 9 after a long illness. Family members were by his side. The family has informed us that they are not planning any formal services.

At this time, we do not have any details regarding memorials and remembrances of Dr. Krohne. Be assured that any further information we receive from the family will be passed along to you. SCSBA will be posting this notice on its Facebook page and invites you to share tributes and special memories.

Dr. Krohne retired from SCSBA on June 30, 2015, after a distinguished career of advocating for public schools and local school board governance. He left a legacy in South Carolina of, among other things, establishing SCSBA as the leading statewide voice for public schools in our state and building a new, modern SCSBA/SCSBIT office and training center. Upon retirement, he moved to Belfast, Maine with his wife, Carryl, to be near his family, enjoy grandchildren and spend time sailing. Dr. Krohne stayed active through consulting work with NSBA and other state associations.

Prior to joining SCSBA in 2001, Dr. Krohne served as executive director for the New Hampshire School Boards Association for seven years and was an adjunct professor of educational leadership at Furman University in Greenville. During his more than 40 years of service in public education, Dr. Krohne worked as a teacher, held positions with the Indiana Department of Education including deputy commissioner of public instruction, served as senior policy advisor for education in the Office of the Governor of Indiana and taught at Ohio University.

Dr. Krohne had many joys in his life – family, grandchildren, golf, parliamentary procedure, sailing and a good debate! His greatest joy as executive director, I believe, was interacting with you, our membership. Whether it was through a board training session or time spent meeting and greeting at one of our conferences, he was always attentive to the needs of school board members.

Please join the SCSBA staff and board in offering thoughts and prayers to the Krohne family.

To view the obituary and memorial contribution information, please click here.

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