Hyatt Park Elementary School
(Both pics: Left to Right: Dr. Grant, Dr. Brabham, Mrs. Allison)
Dr. Dell Brabham, Principal:
Dell Brabham truly believes that to be an effective instructional leader, one must foster the success of all stakeholders.
In her eighteenth year as a School Administrator, she has worked in Richland District Two and Kershaw County in roles to include a teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Dr. Brabham is currently serving in her fifth year as principal at Hyatt Park Elementary School with 25 years of educator experience in the public school environment.
Dr. 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 a Doctoral degree from Concordia University in Portland, OR.
She is a native of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Brabham loves working with children and considers it an honor to be among God’s greatest creation of beings. She and her husband of 34 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 Richland Two public schools.
Dr. Grant 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 six 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. Grant enjoys spending family time with her elementary school age son and high school age daughter. She and her family 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. Grant believes that Education is the key to Sucess!
Mrs. Allison is excited to join the Hyatt Park Administrative Team. She has 10 years of third through fifth grade teaching experience in the Atlanta Public School System. Previously, she served as a Reading Coach for five years in Richland One Schools. Currently, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from South Carolina State University and a Master of Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She loves learning and is an avid supporter of public education. One of her favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela says," Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." She truly believes in empowering students, teachers, and all stakeholders, to be World Changers!