Richland Two Board announces new superintendent

June 28, 2023

The Richland Two Board of Trustees voted at its June 27 meeting to hire Dr. Kim Moore as the new superintendent of Richland School District Two. Dr. Kim Moore is the current Assistant Superintendent of Career and Innovative Programs in the Pasco County School District of Florida.

“I am committed to one thing and one thing only and that that is to provide the best educational experience for each student we are privileged to teach,” Dr. Moore said addressing the board and audience. ”Education is my passion. It is the reason I get up every day and my joy.”

Dr. Moore becomes the sixth superintendent to lead Richland Two since 1985.

Dr. Kim Moore is the Assistant Superintendent of Career and Innovative Programs in the Pasco County School District of Florida, leading their workforce development programs, PreK-12 STEM/STEAM schools, and technical college. She is a retired U.S. Army Chemical Corps Officer, Adjunct Faculty Member for Nova Southeastern University, and Executive Director for Maxwell Leadership. Dr. Moore is passionate about leadership and education, and her philosophy is to lead by example.

During Dr. Moore’s military career, she served in numerous leadership positions, specializing in Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Weapons, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Her last assignment was at The Pentagon as Assistant for Negotiations, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of the Army.

Dr. Moore started her second career in education after retiring from the military and has held various leadership positions, including Teacher, Administrator, Principal, Director, and Assistant Superintendent.

In her current role, Dr. Moore also leads the District’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative and developed the District Access and Opportunity Statement for more than 9,000 employees and 80,000 students.

Dr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry, a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership with a major in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Urban Education from Nova Southeastern University.

Originally from Chester, Pennsylvania, Dr. Moore and her husband James, currently reside in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.  They have five adult children and six grandchildren.  Dr. Moore and her husband enjoy traveling and serving in their church.

The selection follows a nationwide search that resulted in 39 applicants from 20 states aspiring to lead the fifth-largest school district in South Carolina. That pool was narrowed to three finalists including Dr. Nia Campbell, Chief Academic Officer for the Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado and Dr. Benjamin Henry, Regional Superintendent of the Polk County Schools in Polk County, Florida. The finalists each spent a day in Columbia for interviews with the school board and key partners, including parents, students, teachers, administrators, business and community leaders, who were selected from our advisory councils using a lottery system, had the opportunity to serve on interview panels.