Jakan Richardson named assistant AD for CCHS | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 9, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Jakan Richardson, a Colleton County High School alumni and former student athlete, has been named as the assistant athletic director for Colleton County High School.
Richardson graduated from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and is currently the computer lab instructor at Forest Hills Elementary. She is pursuing a master’s degree in special education.
Richardson joins the athletic department administrative staff comprised of Leon Hammond, district athletic director, and Jay Davis, assistant athletic director.
“I am a graduate of Colleton County High School, where I was a student athlete. Upon graduating from CCHS, I attended the illustrious South Carolina State University where I participated in sports, Ms. Senior and the Honors College. While attending undergrad, I volunteered and coached with Orangeburg Recreational where I coached little league softball and basketball,” Richardson said.
“Upon graduating from college, I have been fortunate to experience a role in Colleton County School District. I am the computer lab instructor at Forest Hills Elementary and also the athletic director at Colleton County High School. My future aspirations are to become a special education teacher. I am currently enrolled in graduate school at Grand Canyon University, where I will graduate next year as a certified special ed teacher.
“I believe getting students involved in sports helps teaches them positive social skills while also providing fun and wholesome activities. When coaching my team, I focused on sportsmanship and teamwork. I learned that students come with all different skill levels and I work diligently to help them improve. I teach each student athlete to play hard, play well and be courteous whether they win or lose.
“My expertise lies in successfully overseeing sports programs and departments while efficiently managing and coaching teams. Also, I have a strong desire to help with the development and implementation of practice schedules and balancing student-athlete responsibilities. I am prepared to make an immediate and positive overall contribution in academics, as well in the athletic department, while in the school district.
“I am skilled in analyzing resources and expectations to inform program direction. I excel at effectively communicating with school staff, parents, and community groups to ensure optimal success for all athletic programs,” she said.