R2 names Executive Directors

COLUMBIA – Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Richland School District Two will have an Executive Director of Elementary Schools and Executive Director of Secondary Schools. At a special called board meeting Thursday, July 9, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis recommended and the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees approved the selection of Tracy M. Footman as Executive Director of Elementary Schools and Dr. Sabrina J. Suber as Executive Director of Secondary Schools.

Footman is currently principal of Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School and Dr. Suber is principal of Richland Northeast High School. Both will continue to work in their respective roles until after the 2020-21 school year begins, officially assuming their new positions in October.

With these executive director positions, Richland Two is not creating or adding additional full time employees (FTEs), according to a statement issued by the district. The positions were created by repurposing an assistant superintendent position, following that employee’s resignation, and a hearing officer position that has been vacant for more than one year.

The executive directors will report to the assistant superintendent for leadership and administration. Their duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting principals with decision-making and problem-solving related to all school functions; assisting in the implementation of district improvement initiatives; and conducting formal evaluations of principals aligned with state guidelines for principal evaluation.