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Melanie Barton

Melanie Barton is Executive Director for the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC). Barton has been with the EOC since 2001. Her work on the staff began when she worked part-time staffing the Parent Involvement Subcommittee and advising the EOC on spending recommendations for Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds. She assisted in the design of the EOC funding model and served on the evaluation team for the full-day 4K program.

After graduating from Furman University in 1984, Melanie received a master’s degree in public policy analysis from Duke University. She worked for six years as a research analyst with the Senate Education Committee and the Office of Senate Research.

She and her husband live in Northeast Columbia. They have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Greenville and a daughter attending Furman University.