Published on June 4th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff3
PRICE RETIRES FROM RICHLAND ONE AFTER FOUR DECADES OF SERVICE
Shirley DeVeaux Price has been a staple in the Office of the Superintendent for twenty-five years and an employee at Richland School District One since 1967. She has served longer in the superintendent’s office than any executive assistant in the history of the district. She retires June 30, 2015.
As the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Price served under six superintendents: Drs. Stevenson, McLeod, Henderson, Epps, Coles and Mack, as well as five interim superintendents: Drs. Stevenson, Henderson, Pigford, Monuszko, and Cash-Greene.
Her employment in Richland One began as the principal’s secretary at three elementary schools, Cross Roads, Burton and Webber. After working at Webber Elementary for fourteen years, she was promoted to an Administrative Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education. She left the district and worked for nearly five years for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) in West Germany and in 1985 returned to South Carolina and began employment again with Richland One. Because there were no positions available in the area of curriculum she was offered and accepted a position as a secretary to the Director of Maintenance where she worked before becoming the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Three years later, she was named Executive Assistant to the Superintendent.
He most rewarding experience during her career has been working directly with students in the elementary schools. “It was a different world because I got to interact directly with students and parents,” said Price. The second most rewarding experience was working in the superintendent’s office interacting with some of the greatest minds in the field of education.
Her plan is to devote more time to her family, jewelry business and travel.
Theresa Riley Stephens, Ed.D.
Richland School District Two