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Teresa Holmes

Dr. Teresa Holmes began her first term on the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees in November 2018. Currently serving as the chair of the board for 2021-2022 school year, Dr. Holmes was elected to serve as vice chair of the board for the 2020–2021 school year.
With more than 30 years of experience in education as a teacher, counselor/director, coordinator, administrator, grant writer, adjunct professor and coach, Dr. Holmes retired in 2021. She earned a bachelor's degree in Special Education from Columbia College and a Master of Education in Secondary Counseling as an honor graduate from South Carolina State University. Dr. Holmes obtained an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Northcentral University.
She was appointed to the Richland/Lexington Special Needs and Disabilities Board by former Governor Mark Sanford for six years and is a Women on the Move, Inc. Award recipient. A proud Spring Valley High School Viking, Dr. Holmes is the parent of two Richland Two graduates and widow of the late Rev. Dr. Jacob A. Holmes Jr., a former minister, educator and principal. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  Dr. Holmes lives in Blythewood. She has completed Level 3 in the SCSBA Boardmanship Institute.