The Raider Professional

What's Going On In Raider Nation Vol. 2 Issue 1

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2022 Sportsarama Best Cheerleading Squad! Congratulations to Our W.J. Keenan Cheer Team!

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The W.J. Keenan "Raider Rubber Band" is Ready for the 2022-2023 School Year!

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Tyler Meschwitz, Assistant Principal

Mr. Tyler F. Meschwitz is a proud graduate of South Carolina public schools.

Mr. Meschwitz is a veteran educator who has served in Richland School District One since 2015. Most recently, he served as a social studies teacher at Eau Claire High School, where he led the Freshman Academy team, served as social studies Department Lead, as well as Assistant Athletic Director, Head Wrestling and Head Girls Soccer Coach.

Mr. Meschwitz received his BA in History and MAT in Secondary Social Studies from Coastal Carolina University and his M.Ed. in Administration from Lamar University.

He currently serves WJ Keenan as Assistant Principal

Kimberly Jeter, Assistant Principal

Kimberly C. Jeter is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She holds degrees from Columbia College (Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration), East Carolina University (Master’s of Education in Middle Grades Education), and Arkansas State University (Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership).

Mrs. Jeter is a second career educator with 17 years of experience in teaching Business Education, middle grades and high school mathematics, and educational leadership. She began her teaching career in 2005 in Raleigh, North Carolina teaching Business and technology courses at West Millbrook Middle School.

In 2008 she returned to Columbia and began teaching mathematics in the Sumter School District for 4 years. In 2012, she began teaching middle grades mathematics in Richland School District Two in the School of Zoological & Botanical Studies magnet program at Longleaf Middle School. In 2019 she became the Lead Teacher of the program. Transitioning in 2021 to Westwood High School as an Assistant Administrator with duties consisting of Administrator over 9th grade, designing and managing school bell schedules, testing coordinator for MAP, ACT WorkKeys, and AP assessments,and new teacher support.

Currently, she serves as an Assistant Principal at W.J. Keenan High School with responsibilities consisting of Administrator over the Raider Freshman Academy, Attendance, math and Career-Technology departments.

Mrs. Jeter has a passion for making a difference in students’ lives while assisting and supporting them and their families on their individual pathways to success.

She is married to Mr. Rayfield Jeter, II and has one lovely and talented step-daughter, Ainsley Jeter.

Jabar Hankins, Assistant Principal

Jabar K. Hankins is a native of Columbia, SC. He is a product of Richland One and most importantly, a proud W. J. Keenan alumnus, where he began his career as a student teacher. Mr. Hankins has served the Richland One community in various capacities for more than twenty-five years as an English teacher, literacy coach, Secondary English Curriculum Consultant, and district high school instructional coach.

Mr. Hankins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from South Carolina State University, and a Master of Education degree from Columbia College. In addition, he earned an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Literacy from Converse College, and holds his principal certification from Lamar University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Organizational Leadership at Columbia International University.

The return to Keenan is a full circle moment for Mr. Hankins, who considers it an honor to be “back home” serving the Raider family.

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Mr. Whaley Releases 23rd Track On Richland One Records For The Start of School

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W.J. Keenan High School

Our Mission

The mission of W. J. Keenan High School is to provide engaging educational opportunities through a rigorous curriculum, cutting edge technology, and partnerships to extend to our diverse community and produce first class citizens who will contribute to the present and excel in the future. WE ARE KEENAN!



Our Vision

Our vision is to create a nationally known high school that is highly regarded for its academic excellence, leadership in cutting edge technology, science, environmental, and career based programs. A high school that builds strong relationships with all stakeholders and continues a culture where the expectation is to lead, set the example, and raise standards for all to follow.