Director for Secondary Education

Dr. Burch Richardson

Phone: (803) 432-8416 x1274


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.