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Tindal also served as a member and Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Education. He was appointed to the State Board of Education in 2004 by the Clarendon County Legislative Delegation. Throughout his career, Tindal has been a member of numerous professional organizations and has held various leadership positions. He served as President of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. He is a member of the Clarendon County Economic Development Board, where he currently serves as Chair, Pee Dee Education Center Board of Directors, Manning Rory Club and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Tindal has numerous honors and awards to his credit including having been named the South Carolina Rural Educator of the Year in 2006 by the South Carolina Rural Summit. He is also a recipient of the 2011 William B. Harley Lifetime Achievement Award. Tindal holds degrees from Morris College and Winthrop University. He is a member of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon. He is also a former Sunday School Teacher. He and his wife Carol (a retired teacher form Sumter 17) have been married for forty-five years and are the parents of two adult sons and grandparents to two grandchildren. Tindal is leaving the school district after seventeen long years of service and is pleased with every moment of it. “I regret not having another career to give to education. I will say that I am looking forward seeing the district from an outside point of view,” Tindal added. “After seventeen years I didn’t want to get stagnant. Change is good, and I am pleased at what I was able to accomplish.” Superintendent John E. Tindal is a leader, an educator, and a man of God who has left his mark on Clarendon School District Two.