The Richland One Board of School Commissioners

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    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 (Spectrum Cable channel 1303) and posted in R1TV On Demand at Board meeting agendas and the R1TV broadcast schedule are posted at


    Special Assistant to the Board

    Eva Wilson: (803) 231-7556



  • School Board Members



Degrees and Certifications:

Commissioner Aaron Bishop, Chairman

Commissioner Aaron Bishop, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, is Senior Pastor of Grace Christian Church.

As a 1993 graduate of Keenan High School in Richland School District One, Commissioner Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Savannah State University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University and is working towards a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Columbia International University.

He represents Election District 1, 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 2022.

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

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Commissioner Cheryl Harris, Vice 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 Chairman of the Facilities and Finance Committee.

Her voice mail number is 803.231.6981.

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Commissioner Angela Clyburn, Secretary-Treasurer

Angela Clyburn is employed at the South Carolina Democratic Party as the Political Director. She was born, raised and still lives in the Greenview area of Columbia, SC. She graduated from Cum Laude Benedict College in 1998 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Angela is a product of Richland School District One and is a proud parent of two children, Layla Joann and Carter James, who now attend a school within the District.

Angela has 31 years of work experience in retail, customer service and constituent services, for national retail businesses and local state agencies, including the Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Human Services, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC. During this time, she also has served on several boards, including Fast Forward that assists the homeless veteran population and The Renaissance Foundation to provide cultural diversity education of elementary, middle and high school students. Through her years of public service within her community, Angela has performed work as a volunteer for mentoring programs for Richland District One students and college scholarship recipients.

Commissioner Clyburn represents Richland District One School Board in the At-Large position and was elected for her 1st term during the General Election on November 3, 2020. She is a member of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.

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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 and one son, Tamia, Jade and Jameson.

His voice mail number is 803.231.6985. He serves as Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.

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Commissioner Beatrice King

Beatrice King represents Election District 3. Her term expires in 2022. She is a member of the Administration Committee (Chair).

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.

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Degrees and Certifications:

Commissioner Yolanda Anderson

Yolanda Anderson serves on Richland One School Board of Commissioners in an at-large capacity. She is a member of the Administration Committee.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro NC, Commissioner Anderson possesses an undergraduate degree in Management, with a concentration in Human Resources. Her MBA was obtained from Webster University.

She is the Owner and Chief Consultant of Covenant Connections, LLC.

Yolanda worked in corporate sector for over 13 years but prefers her work as a community liaison keeping her community members informed of all the great things the City of Columbia has to offer. She is also an active and committed member in her church, 1-Accord Church International, where she serves on several teams.

Commissioner Anderson is the proud mother of two Richland One scholars, A. Imani Thomas and Ethan Anderson.

Her voice mail number is 803-231-6987

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Commissioner Tamika Myers

Tamika Myers is the CEO of Perfect Choice Promotions, LLC. She attended Morris College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation. Commissioner Myers has over 10 years of Recreation experience in Richland County.

Commissioner Myers represents the At-Large seat. Her term expires in 2024.

Commissioner Myers serves on the East Columbia Youth Basketball serving as Coordinator for girls 9-12. She currently serves as Head Coach of the 5th grade girls Palmetto Pressure AAU basketball team.

Commissioner Myers has two daughters, Ti’Nya and Jalia. She enjoys showing her daughters the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community.

Her voicemail number is (803)231-7561. She is a member of the Facilities and Finance Committee.

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