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Stacey Franklin, Principal                                                     

803-699-2981 ext. 71023                                                                                                         
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Welcome Back to the 2019-2020 school year! I am very excited as “Premier Starts Here” with rigorous instruction, engage students, and joyful learning. We have the best students, families and Staff at Killian. We will continue to focus on academic content and more importantly establishing strong teacher and student relationships. We are one school community that is committed to differentiated instruction to increase student achievement and. Relationships in a school setting are so essential.  We inform our students and families of school-wide expectations of “How we conduct ourselves at ALL times.” As Leaders among Leaders, we will continue to look at school test data and provide SMART Goals for grade levels and school wide goals for our students in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. We will continue to use formative assessments and data to improve instructional strategies for teachers. In addition, preparing students with 21st Century learning to include best practices with technology and increasing student engagement.  

Finally, safety is our number one priority at all times. Parents please adhere to all school procedures such early morning drop-off, signing in students after the tardy bell, signing students out after 2:15 and following car rider procedures, etc. 

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.      ​​