Sherri Ciurlik, a former Michigan teacher and current president of Oakridge Middle's parent-teacher organization, won a three-way contest for seat 2.
She led opponents Perry Johnston and Joseph Lefft most of the night.
Ciurlik, whose children attend Oakridge, wants to bridge divides between Clover and Lake Wylie residents who have split over school district decisions in the past. She also wants schools to become more family-friendly to boost parent involvement. First on the list, if elected, she plans to meet with each school's parent-teacher organization.
Lefft, an attorney and assistant professor of sports and entertainment law at USC-Columbia, wants to focus on struggling students and look for ways to spark students' interest in school.
Perry Johnston, owner of Dock Masters Marine Construction in Lake Wylie, stressed fiscal accountability.
Incumbents Joe Gordon and Mack McCarter were unopposed in their respective races for seat one and an at-large seat.
Political newcomer Barbara Parrish was unopposed in her bid for seat five.