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The faculty and staff of Killian Elementary School: front row (l- r): Gene Parks; Christi Wuori; Jennifer Gillespie; Jo Rosati; Eric Brown, assistant principal; Nancy Diggs, principal; Carol O'Connor; Delores Williams; and Cassaundra Harlee. Second row (l- r): Pam George, Rebecca Gable, Marvin Ash, Hilton-Gilbert, Nichole Folsom, Michelle Kennedy, Narkisha Schofield, Shalonya Knotts-Holiday, Alexis Carwise, Nichole Whitley, Brittany Daniels, Delmarshi Nelums, Eileen Sullivan, and Latosha Glover. Third row (l- r): Nanci Ostrosky, Jean Nistler, Gail King, Lashandra Scott, Mary Waters, Yolanda Harris,. Kimberly Greene, Veronica Watkins,. Shevawn Rivers, Jacqueline Davis, Felecia Watson, Nancy Marine, and Dianne Caldwell. Fourth row (l- r): Martha Tucker, Deanne Rudnik, Carla Cimino, Twanda Geiger Mickle, Fleda Martin, Vivian Moore, Joy Black, Julie Sheehan, Kim Hanzlik, Alfonso Coley, Diane Faulkenberry, Keighley Skelton, Katie Bell, Wanda Washington, Rona Wilks, and Keisha Johnson. Fifth row (l- r): Shayla Hicks, Sylvie Golod, Jamie Brown, Jessica Pugliese, Sheron Hayes, Pam Hair, Yoland Fields, Catherine Horton, Raquel Jones, Jessica Gregory, Keesha Bolt, Jimmie Whaley and Lucius Anderson. Not Pictured: Wanda Martin, Linda Waters, Annette Cline, Mary Lou Dabbs, LaSaundra Ragland, Victoria Wallace, Lauren Sheftman, Troy Brockington, Jack Hamrick, Coach Dustin Curtis, Liz Agee, Officer Zina Mayo and Teresa Niles.
The Palmetto Silver Award, recognizing high levels of academic achievement and high rates of student academic improvement for the 2005- 2006 school year, has been awarded to Killian Elementary School; One of three elementary schools to be honored in Richland School District Two.
"These schools demonstrate what can be accomplished when everyone has high expectations and is focused on student achievement," said State Superintendent of education Inez Tenenbaum. The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee developed the award criteria for the Palmetto Silver awards program, created by the Education Accountability Act of 1998. The financial award is determined by several factors, including the type of award received, student enrollment, student attendance, teacher attendance and dropout rates.
"We congratulate the students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members for a job well done," said EOC Chairman Harold Stowe.
Killian Elementary, along with the other winners, will be given an award flag, a certificate, and a portion of $3 million in state funds earmarked for the awards program.