Cheryl Caution-Parker, Ed.D., began her first term on the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees in November 2014. She’s no stranger, however, to Richland Two.
For more than 30 years, Caution-Parker worked as an educator in the district. She began her career as a teacher at E.L. Wright Middle School and was named District Teacher of the Year in 1987–1988. Her 20 years as a school administrator includes serving as principal at Forest Lake Elementary and Dent Middle schools. As the principal at Dent Middle, Caution-Parker helped the school earn National Blue Ribbon, Palmetto’s Finest and Exemplary Writing awards. Her successful career in education resulted in Caution-Parker winning the William B. Harley Lifetime Achievement award. She retired as the district’s deputy superintendent.
Caution-Parker received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of South Carolina. She also earned a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University, FL. She is a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Ridgewood Ladies Golf Club, Poinsettia Cotillion, South Carolina Association of School Administrators, Women in Philanthropy and Chums, Inc.
Caution-Parker and her husband, Nathaniel Parker Jr., live in Blythewood. Her son and daughter graduated from Richland Northeast High School. As a retiree, Caution-Parker enjoys spending time with her two grandsons and playing golf.