Dr. Kim Moore blazes a new path as new Richland Two superintendent

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Published: Jun. 27, 2023 at 7:26 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland School District Two made its final decision on who the district’s next superintendent will be on Tuesday night.

Dr. Kim Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Career & Innovative Programs in the Pasco County School District of Florida was selected as the district’s new leader.

“I am committed to one thing and one thing only and that is to provide the best educational experience for each student we are privileged to teach,” Dr. Moore said addressing the board and audience. “Education is my passion. It is the reason I get up every day and my joy,” said Dr.Moore.

In a 6 to 1 vote, Dr. Moore was selected to be in charge of more than 27,000 students.

She will become the sixth superintendent to lead Richland Two since 1985.

After the board’s vote, Dr.Moore stood up to address the board and the decision.

“Thank you, thank you for the privilege to serve as superintendent. I am very excited to join the Richland Two family and I look forward to connecting with each of you to understand how we can better serve our students and to make sure they are prepared to compete in a global economy,” she said.

The search for a new superintendent began after the former superintendent Dr. Baron Davis resigned during a school board meeting on January 17.

As the board went through steps to find a replacement it hired McPherson & Jacobson LLC, a national superintendent search firm.

Dr. Moore will begin her new position in the upcoming weeks.

The district also announced Joe Trapp as the new school board chairman, Angela Nash was announced as the new Vice-Chair, and Tamika Washington was announced as the new board secretary.

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