Dr. Tiffany N. Richardson elected Secretary of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys

April 23, 2021

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, announces its newly elected leaders and directors, including South Carolina School Boards Association’s Dr. Tiffany N. Richardson, who was elected to the position of COSA Secretary.

Dr. Richardson is the General Counsel and Director of Policy and Legal Services at the South Carolina School Boards Association where she advises and trains school boards and special schools across the state on legal and policy matters, develops school board policies, publishes legal briefings and manuals, drafts sample legislation, coordinates the state Council of School Attorneys, and serves on committees for the state education department.

She previously clerked for the Honorable Judge L. Casey Manning in the SC Fifth Judicial Circuit, joined the private bar practicing labor and employment law, and worked for the Supreme Court in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel investigating attorneys for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Dr. Richardson received her Bachelor of Science (2002) in Finance and Real Estate, Masters of Business Administration (2011), Juris Doctor (2006), and Doctor of Philosophy (2014) from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Richardson is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts. She volunteers with the SC Bar’s Law Related Education committee and the Education Law committee.

Other newly elected COSA leadership includes: COSA Chair Joy Baskin with the Texas Association of School Boards, Chair-elect Joe Scholler with Frost Brown Todd, and Vice Chair Debra Silk with Montana School Boards Association.

COSA supports school attorneys and provides leadership in legal advocacy for public schools; its 22-member Board of Directors oversees its continuing legal education programming and working groups for its more than 3,100 members across the United States and Canada.

For more information about COSA, visit www.nsba.org/cosa.