Hyatt Park Elementary School

Administrative Team

HPES Administration

(Left to Right: Shevawn Rivers-Staten, Tommie Glover, Dell Brabham)

Dell Brabham, Principal:

Dell Brabham

Dell Brabham truly believes that to be an effective instructional leader, one must foster the success of all stakeholders.

In her 16th year as a School Administrator, she has worked in Richland District Two as a teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Assistant Principal. She was promoted to a principalship in Kershaw County and served at Midway Elementary in Cassatt for five years. Ms. Brabham is currently serving in her third year as principal at Hyatt Park Elementary School with 23 years of educator experience in the public school environment.

Ms. Brabham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA; Masters of Teaching degree from Columbia International University here in Columbia; a Master’s degree in Administration from the University of South Carolina and currently pursuing her Doctoral degree from Concordia University in Portland, OR.

Ms. Brabham us a native of Mt. Pleasant, SC. She loves working with children and considers it an honor to be among God’s greatest creation of beings. She and her husband of 32 years, De Andre Sr. attend Francis Burns United Methodist Church. They share three adult children, Dione, De Andre (DJ), and Dargen; all products of Richland One and Two public schools.

Shevawn Rivers-Staten, Assistant Principal:

Shevawn Rivers-Staten

Dr. Staten serves as Assistant Principal of our school with enthusiasm! Not only is she excited to be a part of an amazing team of administrators, teachers, students, and families at Hyatt Park; she thoroughly enjoys building relationships, serving the learning community, and contributing to a successful school culture and climate in every way that she can.

She brings to Hyatt over 18 years of experience as an educator. During the first 14 years of her career, she taught grades kindergarten through 3rd in Richland School District One and Richland School District Two. The past four years have afforded her the opportunity to serve in the capacity of administration and she absolutely loves it! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Benedict College, a Master of Arts Degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, an Educational Specialist Degree in School Administration from The University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Capella University.

In her free time, Dr. Staten enjoys spending family time with her elementary school age son and high school age daughter. She and her children enjoy traveling, sports, and always experiencing new adventures. Her children bring a lot of joy to her life, and she feels very blessed to have been given such wonderful gifts.

Dr. Staten believes that Education is the key to Sucess!

Tommie Glover, Assistant Administrator:

Mr. Glover is a native of Cameron, SC where he was reared by his grandparents. Having the heart to be around youngsters was noticed in his high school years at Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, SC. He decided to attend the first Historically Black College and University in South Carolina, Claflin University, graduating as the only male with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education. Prior to graduation from Claflin, he realized that he wanted to help students in other ways than academics. Therefore, he attended graduate school at South Carolina State University earning a Masters of Education in Counselor Education. The first and only job assignment as a professional school counselor was in Richland One at Mill Creek Elementary for 14 years. As he worked at Mill Creek he earned an Education Specialist degree from South Carolina State University. The stars aligned and he is now an Assistant Administrator at Hyatt Park Elementary School. His lifelong motto is simple, "Learn to listen, listen to learn."