Richland County principal wins national honor

A Richland County school administrator was named the magnet school principal of the year at a national conference, according to a statement from the Richland Two School District.

Sabrina J. Suber, of Richland Northeast High School, was surprised with the award at the National Conference on Magnet Schools in Baltimore, according to the statement.

“If you ask anyone what my passion is, they will tell you kids. I want every student to leave high school prepared for college, career or military. This purpose drives everything I do,” Suber said in the statement. “I’m honored to receive this recognition for doing work that I love.”

Richland Northeast offers four magnet programs, including convergence media, the Palmetto Center for the Arts, Horizon and the International Baccalaureate, according to the statement. Under Suber’s leadership, the school expanded its career and technology education program and made the International Baccalaureate program available to all students.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.