COLUMBIA, SC — A longtime Richland 2 administrator announced her retirement this week.
Cheryl Caution-Parker will leave her post June 30, announced during the school board meeting Tuesday.
Caution-Parker has served the district for more than 30 years, beginning her career as a classroom teacher at E.L. Wright Middle School. She moved to Dent Middle, where she taught and served as an assistant administrator. After four years in that role, she became principal at Forest Lake Elementary then returned to Dent Middle to serve as principal.
Caution-Parker then moved to the district level to serve as chief administrative officer followed by deputy superintendent.
Along with being an active community member through organizations such as Chums Inc., Forest Acres Rotary and South Carolina Women in Philanthropy, Caution-Parker has served on numerous councils and committees dedicated to improving K-12 education.
The South Carolina Association of School Administrators gave Caution-Parker the 2011 William B. Harley Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership and service.
“Cheryl has touched the lives of thousands of Richland 2 students, teachers and staff,” Superintendent Debbie Hamm said. “Her commitment to education and well-being of the students the district serves will be greatly missed.”