Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Timothy L. Hopkins

Phone: (803) 432-8416 ext. 1233

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina Master of Education Degree (M.Ed) from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

Mr. Timothy L. Hopkins

Mr. Tim Hopkins is in his 27th year in the Kershaw County School District.  He has served as a principal in Richland School District Two as well as in Kershaw County, and currently has direct responsibility for all of the district's teaching and learning programs.    

Administrative Assistant for Instruction

Mrs. Pam Gainey

Phone: (803) 432-8416 ext. 1236

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Pam Gainey

I am the administrative assistant to Tim Hopkins the Executive Director for K-12 Instruction and Title I.  I have been with the District since August of 1999 and at the District Office since Novemver 2012.

  

Director for Student Assessment

Mr. Lavoy Carter

Phone: (803) 432-8416 ext. 1237

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina Master of Arts in Teaching from Francis Marion University

Mr. Lavoy Carter

Lavoy has been Director of Assessment for the District since 2005. In addition to managing all district, state, and federally mandated testing programs, he serves as the Textbook Manager, Report Card Coordinator, and Comprehensive Health Education Coordinator for the District. For each testing program, Lavoy prepares various statistical, administrative and professional reports which are used to inform stakeholders and to help administrators and teachers make instructional decisions to prepare students for college and/or career success.  Lavoy is married and has three grown children.

Director for Instructional Technology, eLearning and College Preparation Program

Dr. Istifanus Sanga

Phone: (803) 432-8416 x1240

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Istifanus Sanga

Facilitator for Instructional Technology

Mr. Derek Berry

Phone: (803) 432-8416 ext 1216

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Management-Business Administration B.S. Marketing Google Certified Administrator Google Apps Certified Teacher/Trainer Microsoft Innovative Educator - Master Trainer

Mr. Derek Berry

I serve as the Technology Innovation Coordinator. I oversee several areas such as Software Rostering, Data Analysis, Programing, and Special Technology Projects In addition, I am the GSuite Administrator including Drive, Calendar, and District Email. I am passionate about student success in technology sciences, including promoting computer science and logic skills to facilitate STEAM initiatives. I have been a part of district 1:1 implementations including HP Laptops, Dell Convertibles, iPads, and Chromebooks. More Recently I've served as Kershaw County SD Google Apps Administrator and Technology Curriculum Innovator. Proud to be Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, former Apple Professional Development Specialist, and a Microsoft Innovative Master Trainer. When I am not working with teachers and administrators, you can find me at home with my wife, Emily, son Luke and daughter Ellie. I also enjoy the outdoors, building tree houses with Luke, and having tea parties with Ellie. Hopefully I can get my 1947 Willy’s Jeep running soon too.

Director of Professional Development

Dr. Burch Richardson

Phone: (803) 432-8416 x1274

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. - Social Studies Education M.Ed. - Social Studies Education / Administration Doctorate - Educational Administration

Dr. Burch Richardson

I am the Director of Professional Development. For the past 14 years, I served as the principal of North Central Middle School.

I began my educational career as a social studies teacher at Furman High School where I taught for 15 years. I then served as an assistant principal at Furman Middle School for five years before being named the principal of Hillcrest Middle School. After serving as principal of Hillcrest for three years, I became the principal of North Central Middle School. NCMS has seen great success with five Palmetto Silver Awards, two Red Carpet Awards and two Palmetto Pride Grants.

I am married to Joni Smith Richardson and we have a son, Will, who is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina Honor's College. Will received his masters degree from the University of Oxford in England in 2017. I began my college education at the University of South Carolina (B.S. - Social Studies Education, Administration). I continued my education at the University of Southern Mississippi (M.Ed. - Social Studies Education). I then graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Florida (Doctor of Education).

Mission: As a champion for children, the KCSD Office of Professional Development will provide superior comprehensive professional development opportunities for all faculty and staff to better meet the needs and goals of the KCSD and better enable all students to achieve success.

Administrative Assistant for Professional Development

Mrs. Nicky Templar

Phone: (803) 432-8416 ext. 1282

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University

Mrs. Nicky Templar

I have been employed by the Kershaw County School District since April of 2007. 

Currently, I am the Administrative Assistant for Professional Development under Dr. Burch Richardson.  Some of my responsibilities include processing all Professional Development funding requests and reimbursements, coordinating and tracking all First Aid and CPI training for the district, submitting reports for State and Federal funds, as well as assisting in monitoring the Induction/Mentor program within our district.  

Previously, I was the Accounts Payable Bookkeeper, so my main responsibility was to process invoices for payment.  I also filed the District's Sales and Use Tax online each month with the South Carolina Department of Revenue; created and submitted Transparency Reports for the District; processed void checks, and assisted school level bookkeepers.