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James Shadd

James Shadd III was elected to the board in November 2016. He is a graduate of Eau Claire High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Winthrop University and then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a practicing attorney for the Shadd Law Firm, LLC. 

Mr. Shadd serves on the Board of Directors for South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Richland Library​,and ​the ​YMCA ​of Columbia. An active Richland Two parent, he is vice-chair of Lake Carolina Elementary School Improvement Council (Lower Campus), and a member of the Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council and School Improvement Council at Kelly Mill Middle School. He is a weekly contributor to the P.A. Bennett Radio Talk Show that airs on WGCV - 620 AM.

Mr. Shadd attends Bethel AME Church where he is the vice-chair of the Steward Board and chair of the Men’s Ministry. He is married to Dr. Tammy Shadd. The couple has four children; Morgan Taylor, Mary Katherine, Camryn Ashleigh and Jamie Kennedy, all attending Richland Two Schools.