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Local Educational Office Professionals Association Honors Two Outstanding Richland One Employees

Inger Ferguson and Brian Weston

The Richland County Association of Educational Office Professionals (RCAEOP) recently named two outstanding Richland One employees as the organization’s 2021-2022 Office Professional of the Year and Administrator of the Year.

Brian Weston, executive assistant in the Office of the Executive Directors of Schools, was named RCAEOP’s Office Professional of the Year. Weston has worked in Richland One for 28 years and five years in his current position. He serves as president of RCAEOP and as parliamentarian of the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).

Southeast Middle School Principal Inger Ferguson was named RCAEOP’s Administrator of the Year. Ferguson, former principal at Pine Grove Elementary School and a former assistant principal at Brennen Elementary School, has worked in Richland One for 23 years. She is in her sixth year as principal at Southeast.

Weston and Ferguson advance to compete for the state-level honors from the South Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals (SCAEOP).