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Statement from Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon on the Death of Forest Heights Elementary School Principal Dr. Jason Koepke


Jason KoepkeThe Richland One family is mourning the loss of Forest Heights Elementary School Principal Dr. Jason Koepke. Dr. Koepke passed away yesterday (Thursday, June 20, 2024).


Dr. Koepke served as principal at Forest Heights for three years. Before he began his duties at Forest Heights in July 2021, Dr. Koepke was an assistant principal at St. Andrews Middle School.


Funeral services will be held Monday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg (250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306). Flowers and condolences may be sent to Seawright Funeral Home (26 East Main Street, Inman, SC 29349).


We ask everyone to keep Dr. Koepke’s family and the students and staff at Forest Heights in your thoughts and prayers.


Thank you.


Craig Witherspoon, Ed.D.


Richland County School District One