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Stacey Franklin, Principal                                                     

803-699-2981 ext. 71023                                                                                                         
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Dear Killian Elementary S.T.E.A.M Leaders Magnet  Parents and Community,

As principal of Killian, it is my pleasure to begin “Blazing the Way” for another great year!!! This year Dr. Davis our Superintendent has challenge all administrators, teachers,staff and community to develop a “Richland Two Promise”.  As Principal of Killian, I Promise to have high expectations for students, staff, & community by empowering. I promise to Follow One Course Until Successful. I Promise too continue to be Premier and Blaze the Way for 2018-19 school year”.

We are excited to have the students back and teachers in our school. It is our mission to instill our core values to develop student and teacher talents, so they transfer all that’s learned in the school environment and make a meaningful impact to the “World”.   

Throughout the year I look forward to meeting the new members of our community and connecting with returning community members. I encourage families to get to know each other so you can build new friendships and support each other.

KES is a Culture of, Safety, Commitment and Collaboration. Please drive with caution through the school zone. Please adhere to all morning procedures as you bring your child to school as well as dismissal procedures. Make sure you park legally and be aware of blocking driveways.

Please visit our school visit web site and find it helpful and informative. Important events happening at school will be sent via our school blog on Thursdays of each week. In addition, follow us on twitter @Killian_STEAM because we will to send out updates and announcements as we go through the school year.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Killian Elementary S.T.E.A.M Leaders Magnet. It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and build positive relationships that support social and academic growth. Please feel free to contact me at 803.699.2981 or by email  sfranklin@richland2.org.

Once again, Welcome Back as we “Blaze The Way for A Great School Year”!!!


Stacey M. Franklin

KESLM Principal

Marlena Council, Assistant Principal 

803-699-2981 ext. 71008                                                                                                         
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Hello Killian family and friends. I am Marlena Council and I am so excited about serving as one of the Assistant Principals at Killian Elementary School. Education has always been my calling. 

I began teaching at Joseph Keels Elementary. While at Joseph Keels, I taught third grade for 6 years and served as the Curriculum Coach for 2 years. In my 10th year of education, I was presented with the opportunity to work with a Race to the Top Grant. During this year, I supported schools and district level personnel as an Enterprise Learning Coach. With this position, I was able to guide students, teachers, administrators, and parents to embrace the learning needs of the 21st Century learner. 

I am so proud to say that I am a Leading Lion! Here at Killian Elementary School, we embrace the 21st Century learner. Through the many resources, materials, technology, and experiences we strive to provide an innovative curriculum, in a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society, Here at Killian, we realized the tremendous role we play in our students' futures and we do not take it lightly. We are growing leaders everyday and are excited about the opportunity you have given us to serve you and your children! 


Paige Malone, Assistant Principal

803-699-2981 ext. 71007                                                                                                        
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Paige Malone proudly serves as one of the Assistant Principals at Killian Elementary.  Mrs. Malone is the Assistant Principal that works mostly with our kindergarten, first, and second grade students, teachers, and parents.  Mrs. Malone believes that effective teaching and learning happens through teamwork among the school’s students, teachers, parents, and leaders while showing complete respect for and trust in each other.  Through parent and community support, Mrs. Malone believes optimal instruction and engaging curriculum will aid in a safe, nurturing environment that helps prepare productive citizens in our community.

Mrs. Malone earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan. While at Bookman Road Elementary, she taught first grade.  Throughout her years in Richland District Two, she has served as a Mentor for first and second year teachers and is a graduate of the Training Administrator’s Program.  She is very excited to be a Leading Lion!


Nancy Diggs, Magnet Lead

Magnet Lead and Curriculum Specialist
803-699-2981 ext. 71002                                                                                                     
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Nancy Diggs is the Magnet Director and Curriculum Specialist.  She has been overseeing curriculum and various activities at Killian for more than a decade. Ms. Diggs began her career in education in Hollywood, South Carolina as and eighth grade science and math teacher in 1978. 

She holds a Master of Education plus 30 from The Citadel in Charleston. She graduated cum laude from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Ms. Diggs has held various positions at the University of South Carolina, Morgan State University, Catonsville Community College and the South Carolina Department of Education. In Richland Two, she has been a teacher at Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School and the W.R. Roger Adult, Continuing & Technology Education Center.      ​​