Celebration 2018, Richland One’s end-of-the-year employee recognition banquet, was held June 1 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Love of All.” Teachers of the Year and Classified Employees of the Year from schools and administrative sites throughout the district were recognized individually during the program, along with employees who are retiring this year.
During the program, Dawn Duke of Watkins-Nance Elementary School was named the 2018-2019 Richland One Teacher of the Year, and Ronnie Nowlin of Eau Claire High School was named the 2018-2019 Richland One Classified Employee of the Year. The 228 employees who are retiring this year represent a combined 5,167 years of service to Richland One.
Celebration is coordinated by the Office of Human Resource Services. The Level 10 band provided musical entertainment throughout the evening, including for the dance that was held after the program. The band also accompanied Forest Heights Elementary School Principal Dr. Winnie Johnson, who sang “The Greatest Love of All” during the program.