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Craig King

Call Me MiSTER Site Coordinator

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Mr. Craig Q. King is the Call Me MiSTER Site Coordinator at Columbia College. He also serves as Director of Teacher Leadership for Palmetto State Teachers Association. He is a 2004 and 2007 graduate of South Carolina State University where he received his B.S. in Elementary Education and his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. He is a former third grade teacher and taught at Whittaker Elementary School in Orangeburg, South Carolina for seven years. Mr. King is a National Board Certified Teacher holding his certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. He is the author of the book, The Path to Exceptional Living: 15 Lessons to Living an Extraordinary Life. Mr. King served as an adjunct professor with South Carolina State University’s Honors College. He has served as an education consultant for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 

Mr. King serves as a mentor and counselor for children with cancer and volunteers with the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital and Camp Kemo Programs. He is the co-founder of Craig Q. King’s Celebration of Life Gala. Along with his family and support from the community, over $120,000 has been raised for cancer research and programs. Mr. King is married to Tasia King and they have one daughter, Saniah. He is a proud pediatric cancer survivor and understands his purpose in life is to capture, inspire, teach, and serve the people of the world! 

Awards & Accomplishments

  • South Carolina State University’s 40 Under 40 Inaugural Class of 2021
  • 2017 Aflac Duckprint Award
  • The Black Pages 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

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The people at Columbia College genuinely care and want every student to succeed.