Jennifer Richter

Non-partisan candidate for Richland County School Board District 2.


Occupation: Educator

Education: BS Clemson University, MA Furman University, EdD Nova Southeastern University

Experience in Political or Related Positions:

Assistant Superintendent in Greene County, VA (3 years)

Director of Instruction in Greene County, VA (3 years)

Lead Teacher- TWO Academy for Girls Magnet Program at Dent Middle (1 year)

Magnet Director- Discovery and Explorations Magnet Programs at Spring Valley High (2 1/2 years)

Assistant Administrator at Spring Valley High (1 semester)

Teacher- Biology and Scientific Research at Spring Valley High (1 year)

Teacher- Life Science at Landrum Junior High (3 years)

Why should voters choose you in this election?

I am a longstanding member of the Richland Two Community, I have devoted my professional life to public education, and as a parent I have a vested interest in the success of this district.  As a student, I attended Forest Lake Elementary, Dent Middle School, and graduated from Richland Northeast High School. The phenomenal educational foundation I received in Richland Two fully prepared me for college at Clemson University.  While at Clemson, I earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Science Teaching and furthered my education by earning a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Furman University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

As an educator, I taught middle school life science in the upstate and then returned to Columbia to teach biology and scientific research at Spring Valley High School.  After completing my master's degree, I became an administrator at Spring Valley High School and later served as the Magnet Director for Discovery and Explorations.  From there I moved to Dent Middle School where I developed and led the Two Academy for Girls magnet program.  Due to my husband's career, we temporarily moved to Virginia where I initially served as the Director of Instruction and later was promoted to the Assistant Superintendent of the school district.

After moving back to South Carolina, we made it a priority to return the Richland Two community.  We were adamant our children would experience the same excellent educational opportunities I was afforded as a child.  Our five-year-old son attends kindergarten at Catawba Trail Elementary and we have a three-year-old daughter who will be attending school in this district soon.

In short, my long history as a community member, student, educator, and parent in Richland School District Two makes me the most qualified candidate to serve on the board of trustees.