• The mission of White Knoll Middle School is to prepare our students for success in high school and to instill habits of scholarship which will serve them well in high school, college, career, and life.

Faculty and Staff


** Click on a teacher or staff name to e-mail that person.**

6th Grade

Janet Bates – ELA
Katherine Clemente – ELA
Valerie Price – ELA
Jamie Bowen – Math
Joan Conger – Math
Kenya Akinpelu – Math and Science
Susan Reynolds – Science
Tiffany Shull – Science
Suzanne Keller – Social Studies
Vicki Amburn – Social Studies

7th Grade

Monica Fountain – ELA
Stephanie Blackmon – ELA
Deidre Foote – Math
Justin Shaw – Math
Beth Hammes – Science
Neelam Verma – Science
Kris Fink – Social Studies
Mark Piepoli – Social Studies

8th Grade

Jennifer Risola – ELA
William Crawford – ELA
Lauren Wiley – Math
Serena Olivi – Math
Cheryl Baker – Social Studies
Elizabeth Goodwin – Social Studies
Denise Liddle – Science
Dena Mixon – Science


Leigh Ann Cogdill – iCivics


Ambria Martin – RTI Math
Candace Lett – Lead Interventionist

World Language

Yuanqing Yin – Chinese
Wendy Howard – French
Tracey Hagerty – French
Patrick McManus – Latin
Addie Sabina – Spanish
Lydia Shumpert – Spanish
Sari Ness – Spanish


Jerry Hutchison


Aimee Shumpert – Digital Literacy
Christen Thomas – Home Arts
Alan Lominick – STEM
Janet Bates – Yearbook and Journalism


Dr. Russell Conrath


Suzanne Brooks

Fine Arts

Caitlin Kepler – Art
Mark Hodowanec – Band
Denise Tweito – Chorus
Amy Smith – Dance
Deb Adams – Drama
Jolene Walter – Orchestra

Special Education

David Berry – Resource
Diana Vladislav – Resource
Vickie Westbrook – Resource
Lisa Hartman – Self-contained
Jessica Beaird – Self-contained
Bonnie Slyce – Self-contained

Physical Education

Alexandra Dafler – PE
David Johnson – PE
Joseph Albino – PE

Math Coach

Hilary Morgan

School Counseling and Advisement

Marlene Neal
Meredith Thomas
Jennifer Calabrese


Guy Smith – Principal
Darlene Jackson – Assistant Principal
Margaret Schilit – Assistant Principal


Michael Medlin – School Resource Officer

We are an “Arts in Basic Curriculum Site”

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116 White Knoll Way West Columbia, SC 29170 (803) 821-4300 Fax (803) 821-4300


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