Richland 2 Superintendent Announces Retirement

Debbie Hamm

Debbie Hamm

COLUMBIA (July 21, 2016) – Dr. Debbie Hamm, Superintendent of the Richland 2 School District, will be calling it quits at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, the Richland 2 School Board said last week. Her retirement will take effect June 30, 2017.

Hamm took over as Interim Superintendent in June 2013 after the resignation of Katie Brochu. In November 2013, Hamm took the reins in earnest, accepting a $199,000 a year deal from the Board.

The Board announced Hamm’s planned retirement during their July 14 meeting. At that same meeting, the Board conducted Hamm’s performance evaluation.

“Dr. Hamm received an overall commendable evaluation based on her outstanding work in her Four Squares of focus – learning, character, community and joy,” Board Chairman James Manning said.

As a result of the evaluation, the Board voted to give Hamm a 2.5 percent raise for the 2016-2017 school year.

“With almost 40 years of service to Richland 2, Dr. Hamm will be sorely missed,” Manning said. “Her outstanding leadership has cultivated joy and motivation throughout the District.”

Manning said the Board will announce in the future its process for selecting Hamm’s successor.


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