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Lashonda McFadden

Lashonda McFadden began her first term on the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees in November 2020.  She was selected to serve on the Legislative Committee and has completed Level 1 in the SCSBA Boardmanship Institute.

Originally from Tennessee, Mrs. McFadden has lived in the Richland Two area since 2009. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. She is currently enrolled in the Political Science Department at the University of South Carolina for a Masters degree in Public Administration. 

Her previous experiences stretch over 15 years of advocacy, employment, and public service. She has obtained professional experience with children and families of all socioeconomic levels through employment as a Social Counselor for the State of Tennessee Health Department; a Community Advocate for Palmetto Health Community Improvement Department; a Teen Talk Counselor for Richland School District One/ Two/ and Lexington County; a H.U.G.S (Help Us Grow Successfully) Counselor for the Department of Health and Environmental Control; and a Families First Prenatal Education Coordinator at the Washington County Health Department.

Mrs. McFadden served a term as a member of Richland County Advisory Council, CRC (the Greater Columbia Community Relation Council) where she served as Chair of the Annual Business Luncheon & Awards Ceremony and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Mrs. McFadden is an avid community volunteer. She was recently nominated and selected to serve a three year term (2021- 2024) as a Board Member for the SC-SIC (South Carolina School Improvement Council). She has served as Chair and Vice Chair on the SIC at Spring Valley High and Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary. She is a long time member of Women in Philanthropy & the Young Leaders Society, as a continuous sponsor of Homeless No More through the partnership with United Way and Prisma Health.  Pre-Covid she was a constant volunteer at Transitions Homeless Shelter.  She was also on the Nomination Committee for Spring Valley HOA Board. 

She is active in her church, Bibleway, where she is a volunteer for the Young Adult and Children’s Ministry as well as on the Policy and Procedures Manual Writing Committee for the RUTHouse (a home for Teen mothers).Her dedication and service to her community in these organizations and programs have led to her being awarded the Brody Thomas Community Service Award.

She and her husband, Trimaine, are the proud parents of four children — Justice, Liberty, Noble, & Saint.