Richland School District Two welcomed 23 new educators earlier this month during a Future Educators Signing Day ceremony.

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(Photo provided by Richland School District Two)

In a ceremony similar to one held for student-athletes, the new Richland District Two student educators signed certificates recognizing their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children.

Senior Chief Human Resources Officer Shawn Williams said with the current teacher shortage; these new educators will be an asset to the district’s teaching staff.

“Richland Two is doing everything possible to attract the best talent to our classrooms. This includes offering competitive salaries for teachers starting at $41,000 annually, benefits, and premier working conditions. We are fortunate to have 23 student-teachers sign certificates recognizing their commitment to the teaching profession,” said Williams.

Here are the county’s new 2022 future educators and their high schools.

  1. James “Eli” Ailshie, Blythewood
  2. Kaitlyn Blackwell, Westwood
  3. Katie Christian, Blythewood
  4. Justyn Colon-Rodriquez, Ridge View
  5. Matthew Davidson, Richland Northeast
  6. Anna Gillespie, Blythewood
  7. Nicolas Guinyard, Westwood
  8. Ta’Sadia Johnson, Richland Northeast
  9. Lauren Koger, Spring Valley
  10. Kennedy Mills, Westwood
  11. Haylea Morgan, Richland Northeast
  12. Joseline Paez, Blythewood
  13. Tia Pittman, Blythewood
  14. Mya Riley, Richland Northeast
  15. Andrew Rurey, Spring Valley
  16. Amari Sims, Richland Northeast
  17. Donald Squires, Richland Northeast
  18. Annika Stears, Blythewood
  19. Rachel Truitt, Blythewood
  20. Kearyn Washington, Ridge View
  21. Reagan Watson, Spring Valley
  22. Donnie Weston, Westwood
  23. Benjamin Woodle, Spring Valley

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