Cheryl Hinton Harris

Non-partisan candidate for Richland County School Board District 1.



Occupation: domestic engineer

Education: Masters in Business Administration

Experience in Political or Related Positions: I have more than 10 years serving within the school community. I have six years as a PTO president at Hopkins Elementary School; three years serving as PTSA president at Lower Richland. SIC Co Chairman, Diamond Festival Chairman, Youth Empowerment Community Summit Co-Chairman; and two years Hopkins Middle School SIC Secretary. I also work with youth within my church community on both a local and national level for more than 15 years.

Why should voters choose you in this election?

I care about the well being of all children. I am a active voice within the community. I believe that one of the greatest assets in this country are our children, and we must make sure they know that by empowering and challenging them to learn. I am a parent of four, and I do understand that education is not a one-size-fit all. I believe that children do have a desire to learn, but we must make sure that teaching styles and the way we relate a lesson to a student is obtainable. We also need to ensure that we put all student on a college or career track. This both empowers and gives the student a benchmark or goal to look forward to. All kids wont go to college, but they still have the power to be successful.

I have been a part of this community all my life, and I do understand the many disadvantages that rural schools face. I believe that a vote for me will move an already great district to a new level of academic success.