Coretta McGillis the Coordinator of Alternative Education for Richland County School District One of which she has been employed for the past 25 years.  She began her career working as the Reading Readiness Teacher for students in a high poverty community helping them with basic education skills in an attempt to prepare them for first grade.  She then taught second grade at the same school for several years.

Following her classroom experience, Coretta became the Coordinator for the district’s Parenting and Family Literacy Program serving children and their families from birth to age five.  She supervised the Parent Educators and established literacy programs (Books and Breakfast, Storybook Playgroups, etc.) in ten of the elementary schools.

Coretta also served as the Coordinator of Extended Day Programs where she conducted site visits and oversight to all of the afterschool programs.  For the past seven years Coretta has been the Coordinator of Alternative Education where she works with students being assigned to alternative placements (Homebound, Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, Students in Transition, Evening High School, Olympia Learning Center, etc).

Coretta holds a Bachelor’s of Arts In Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.I.S.) in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education with a Learning Disabilities Concentration from the University of South Carolina.  She also has her Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Administration and Supervision from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Corettahas been a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard for the past 29 years.  She is a Logistics Officer and currently serves as the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM).

Contact Information

Coretta McGill

District Coordinator, Alternative Education
Lyon Street Student Services Center

(803) 221-6904


Field Project
EXCEL Academy and the Road to Recovery

Project Location
Columbia, SC

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