John Hiers has served as a School Board Trustee since April 2013. He and his wife, Susan, are lifelong residents of Bamberg County and both products of Bamberg School District One, graduating from Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. They have two sons, Lan graduated from BEHS in 2013 and Colby is a member of the Class of 2021. He enjoys attending and being deeply involved with his sons’ activities and sporting events, and is a strong supporter of all BE Athletics.

John graduated from The Citadel with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He worked seven years as a Project Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers before joining The Okonite Company as a Process Engineer in 1999.  He has held the position of Manager of Compound Engineering and is currently the Manager of the Compound Facility. John enjoyed coaching the youth of Bamberg County in football, wrestling, and baseball for over 20 years before his boys progressed to high school sports. He is an active member of the Bamberg First Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and assists in the Youth Sunday School.

John is proud of Bamberg School District One and the exceptional performance and accomplishments of our students, staff, and administration in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the community.