• The Richland One Board of School Commissioners

     

    School Board Group Photo The seven-member Board of School Commissioners is the governing body of Richland County School District One. The Board is comprised of three at-large members and four members who represent geographic election districts. Board members are elected to serve four-year terms. Non-partisan elections are held in November of even-numbered years on a staggered basis.

     

    The Board holds regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month (except December and July), with meeting locations alternating between schools and the district office (Stevenson Administration Building, 1616 Richland Street). Open session begins at 7:00 p.m. The Board sets aside time during each meeting for public comments. Persons who wish to address the Board may sign up to speak at the meeting. Each speaker is given three minutes. Speakers receive a written response from the Board.

     

    Board meetings are taped and broadcast on Richland One TV (Time Warner Cable channel 12). Board meeting agendas and the ROTV broadcast schedule are posted at www.richlandone.org

     


     

    School Board Members

     

 Commissioner Cheryl Harris, Chairwoman

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Commissioner Cheryl Harris, Chairwoman

Cheryl Harris has over 22 years of business experience with expertise in human resources. She currently works on special projects as a Human Resource Generalist Specialist for various clients.  She is a proud product of this district and has served as a volunteer for over 13 years prior to her being elected in 2012.

She has a master's degree in business administration from South University. She is married to Robert Harris, and they have four children: Megan, Chandel, Evani and Robert Jordan.

Commissioner Harris represents Election District 4, which extends from the Sumter County line into the City of Columbia and includes all of the Lower Richland community and the Olympia area. Her term expires in 2020. She serves as an ex-officio member of all three Board committees.

Her voice mail number is 803.231.6981.

Her email address is charris@richlandone.org.

 

 Commissioner Dwayne Smiling, Vice Chairman

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Commissioner Dwayne Smiling, Vice Chairman

Dwayne Smiling is an at-large member of the Board. His term expires in 2018. He serves on the Facilities and Finance Committee.

Commissioner Smiling is Director of Career PATHWAYS Initiative (CPI) at Voorhees College. He is married and has one daughter.

His voice mail number is 803.231.6987.

His email address is dwayne.smiling@richlandone.org

 

 

 Commissioner Aaron Bishop, Secretary/Treasurer

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Commissioner Aaron Bishop, Secretary/Treasurer

Aaron Bishop is employed with University of Phoenix as the senior corporate education liaison, and he is the pastor of Grace Christian Church.

Commissioner Bishop has a bachelor of arts degree in history from Savannah State University and a master’s in biblical studies from Grace Divinity College of Biblical Studies.

He represents Election District 1, which is an area west of Broad River Road up to Harbison and extends to the Fairfield County line. It includes St. Andrews, Eau Claire, Greenview, Meadowlake, Lincolnshire, Summerhill, Monticello and Fairlawn. His term expires in 2018.

 

He is chairman of the Administration Committee.

Commissioner Bishop is married to Jennifer Bishop and they have one son, Peyton.

 

His voice mail number is 803.231.6984.

His email address is aaron.bishop@richlandone.org

 

 

 Commissioner Jamie L. Devine, Parliamentarian

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Commissioner Jamie L. Devine, Parliamentarian

Jamie L. Devine is president and CEO of Community Assistance Provider, Inc. He attended Benedict College where he received a bachelor of arts degree in English.

Commissioner Devine represents Election District 2. His term expires in 2020.

He is married to Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, and they reside in downtown Columbia. They have two daughters, Tamia and Jade.

 

Commissioner Devine is chairman of the Facilities and Finance Committee. 

His voice mail number is 803.231.6985.

His email address is jamie.devine@richlandone.org.

 

 

 Commissioner Beatrice King

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Commissioner Beatrice King

Beatrice King represents Election District 3. Her term expires in 2018. She is a member of the Administration Committee.

Commissioner King is a 1992 graduate of the University of South Carolina's MIBS program (Master of International Business). She earned a degree from Academie Commerciale Internationale, a business school affiliated with the Paris Chamber of Commerce. She worked in the software wholesale industry in Paris, then for AT&T and the former Columbia-based PMSC. 

Commissioner King left the workforce to raise her three sons. For the past 10 years, she has been an active Richland One parent and volunteer. She is also actively involved with the Columbia Museum of Art, serving on the Education Board. 

Her voice mail number is 803.231.6986.

Here email address is bking@richlandone.org.

 

 

 Commissioner Darrell Black

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Commissioner Darrell Black

Darrell T. Black is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and was educated in Richland County School District One. He attended Hopkins Elementary, Denny Terrace Elementary and Gibbes Middle School and graduated from Columbia High School. He furthered his education at Delaware State University and majored in Mathematics and Computer Science. He also attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned an MBA in Information Technology.

 

Commissioner Black has been employed in various industries such as education, banking, telecommunications and government entities. Most recently, he was the Chief Information Officer for Benedict College, Dekalb County, Georgia and the Department of Environmental Protection for the State of Florida.

 

He has also worked as a substitute teacher with Richland County School District One and volunteered with the Richland County Parks and Recreation, Special Olympics, and is presently a volunteer with CASA and a dedicated Rotarian. He is the proud single father of one daughter, Jordan C.R. Black. Commissioner Black’s email address is Darrell.black@richlandone.org. His phone number is 803-231-7561.

 

 

 Lila Anna Sauls

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Lila Anna Sauls

Lila Anna Sauls has served on the Richland One Board of Commissioners since 2016 in an at-large capacity.

She leads Homeless No More as its Chief Executive Officer and works to implement the organization’s strategic plan. Working with the board of directors and staff, she develops community partnerships and coalitions, launches new initiatives, and oversees operations of its many programs and services for at-risk and homeless families with children including Family Shelter, Live Oak Place and St. Lawrence Place.

 

With more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, Lila Anna serves on numerous boards and committees, including the SC Coalition for the Homeless, the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, the Renaissance Foundation, United Way of the Midlands Community Impact Committee and is immediate past chair of the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH), the 14-county Continuum of Care for Central SC. She is a recipient of the Carolina Academy Alumni Award, a TWIN Honoree of the Palmetto Center for Women, and Renaissance Foundation honoree for servant leaders. She is active in advocating for homeless families and education on local, state and national levels and is a guest lecturer on the topic at both the USC and Columbia College schools of education and social work.

 

Lila Anna is a graduate of the University South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications. She holds a Masters of Arts in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College, is a 2015 fellow of the Blue Ridge Institute for service executives and a 2018 fellow of the Riley Institute of Diversity at Furman University.

 

She and her husband, Brad, are the parents of five boys within Richland One. They spend most of their free time at cross country meets, and on baseball and football fields.