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Stacey Franklin, Principal                                                     

803-699-2981 ext. 71023                                                                                                   sfranklin@richland2.org
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Dear Parents and Leading Lions:

    We welcome you to the 2021-2022 School Year. I hope you enjoyed your summer and kept safe. Our belief is : Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today! This year is the year of new beginnings and opportunities for our students. Working together we will create an environment that focuses on student engagement, maintaining and reestablishing a culture of rigorous instruction through teaching standards.

    We understand the learning loss incurred last year but if we make a “Commitment to Killian Students'' it can be accomplished. Our school theme this year is: "The Time is Now: Your School, Your Responsibility, & Your Commitment to Killian Students". Teachers, parents and students did an amazing job last school year. 

    Our school is committed to providing the best education possible for your child as we prepare students for an ever changing world. Students will need critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, ethics, action and accountability. We instill in our students to: Lead By Example, Do Your Personal Best, Consider Others' Needs and Be A Team Player!

   We will continue to partner with families this school year which will be crucial as we face many obstacles due to the global pandemic. We appreciate your support with students at home to practice Health and Safety protocols.

   We appreciate each and everyone! At Killian Elementary, all students and staff are doing well !!!

Have a “Premier School Year” School!!!

Stacey M. Franklin, Principal
Killian Elementary S.T.E.A.M Leaders Magnet 


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.      ​​