About Your Principal
Dr. Tara Richardson is a native of Florence, South Carolina, and is a lifelong educator. Dr. Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Claflin University, a Master of Education Degree from South Carolina State University, and an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Sarasota. She also obtained a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University in Educational Leadership. Additionally, Dr. Richardson spent twenty years as a veteran classroom teacher, eleven years as a school counselor at both the middle and high school levels, and one year as an Assistant Principal.
Dr. Richardson is proud to share that all of her educational experience has been in serving the students at Hemingway High School and Hemingway Middle School, and she is very excited to continue serving in her role as principal.
Statement of Educational Philosophy
I aim to live my life, both personally and professionally, centered around words from two great leaders:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~Nelson Mandela
“Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born could do it any better.” ~Benjamin E. Mays
I passionately believe in the power of education to change our world, and I recognize the power of effort and motivation in achieving a life of excellence. It is my desire above all to share these valuable messages with all of the students whose lives I touch on a daily basis.