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Amelia B. McKie

Amelia Butler McKie’s first term on the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees began in November 2014. She was re-elected in 2018. She has served as chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary of the Richland Two Board of Trustees and is serving as the secretary of the board for the 2021-2022 school year. She has also served as Chairperson of the Richland Two Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Committee and as the Board's legislative liaison. Leading up to her election to the board, McKie supported the district through her long time service on numerous parent/teacher/student organizations and School Improvement Councils (SIC).
 
McKie also serves on the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) Board of Trustees as Region 8 Director.  She was first appointed to the SCSBA Board in 2017 to fill an unexpired term. She was elected for a full term in December 2020.  She has completed Level 6 in the SCSBA Boardmanship Institute, the highest level attainable.
 
McKie’s personal quest and passion for educational equity, parity, and equal access drove her to continue her educational advocacy in more formalized roles as well.  McKie was co-chair of the Ridge View High School SIC when it earned the distinction of being named an Honor Roll School for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. She served as a coordinator/facilitator for the Richland Two Parent Partnership Summit and volunteered on numerous committees within the district, including the website focus group, centralized enrollment brainstorming group, collaborative council, collaborative council for accreditation review, parent partnership planning committee, and a community team member for administrative selections.
 
McKie is a Diversity Leaders Institute Fellow of The Riley Institute; a South Carolina Education Policy Fellow, Immediate Past President of the South Carolina School Improvement Council Board of Trustees, a Leadership South Carolina graduate and FastTrac graduate. She is a member of First Northeast Baptist Church and the Gamma Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Divine Nine Foundation of Columbia, was a founding board member of Friends of Epworth, and was an advisory board member for Thomas Media Group.  She currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (guardian ad litem) for Richland County.
 
McKie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and completed post graduate studies from the University of South Carolina. She is a founding partner of governmental relations and communications/public relations services for municipal, state and private agencies. She advocates for various institutions of higher education throughout South Carolina.
 
McKie is the proud parent of two Richland Two graduates, one of whom is a University of South Carolina alumnus, the other of whom is a Claflin University alumna.