Longtime Berkeley County School Board member Wilhelmina Moore stepped down Friday due to medical reasons.
Moore, 82, did not immediately return calls for comment.
Board Chairman Kent Murray said, “I’ve never witnessed an individual who cares more for children than Mrs. Wilhelmina Moore. Berkeley County School District is forever blessed because of her service.”
A native of Pineviille, Moore was re-elected in 2012 to the District 7 seat she has held for more than 20 years. She has been a lifelong educator in Berkeley and Williamsburg counties.
In February, she retired from Williamsburg County School District, where she was a teacher and counselor in the Star Academy Alternative Program. She is also in the dissertation phase of her doctoral degree at South Carolina State University, with an anticipated graduation late this year, according to the district.
“Mrs. Moore has been a visionary leader and educator in every aspect of her life,” said Rep. Joe Jefferson, D-Pineville. “She has been a pillar of democracy in this community, county and state. She will be truly missed within the education arena.”