Karen Beaman

PT Director, Masters Program Educational Administration and Leadership

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(803) 786-3558 (803) 786-3034 Email


Karen Beaman is the Part Time Director of the new online Masters Program in Educational Administration and Leadership. Her pathway to Columbia College began as a classroom teacher in 1993, and after teaching became one of the first Instructional Technology Specialists in Richland School District Two. Enjoying the work with teachers and students, this led to her becoming an Assistant Principal and Principal at the elementary level. The impact on a child's education can truly change his/her trajectory for success. Being an effective administrator means being a teacher advocate and support system for the adults in the school building, which ultimately impacts each and every child in the school.
She lives in Irmo with her husband, Joe and has two children, Luke and Kamryn.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2017 Principal of the Year, SC Council for Exceptional Children