Stephanie Huckabee - image provided by Lex-Rich Five

Veteran educator Stephanie Huckabee has been named the interim principal at Chapin Middle School, Lexington-Richland School District Five officials announced Tuesday. Huckabee is replacing Anna Miller, who has been named the district's new Chief of Academics and Administration.

Huckabee most recently served as the assistant principal of instruction at Chapin High School. She also served in the same position at Chapin Middle School. She received a bachelor's in Journalism, a master’s in teaching English, a master’s in Educational Administration, and her educational specialist degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.

“I am incredibly honored to work with the outstanding educators at Chapin Middle School who model excellence for our students every day,” said Huckabee. “The CMS family includes our parents, business partners, and community, and I look forward to continuing these important relationships that help provide opportunities for our students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally during the exciting middle school years.”

Prior to serving at Chapin Middle, Huckabee taught AP Language and Composition as well as Public Speaking and English at Chapinlo High between 2012 and 2019. She also taught English, Mass Media, and Humanities at Dutch Fork High School between 1997 and 1999. She spent a decade in the corporate world, then returned to Dutch Fork High in 2011. Huckabee began her career in education in School District Five as a student teacher at Irmo High School in January 1997.

Lex-Rich Five officials said Huckabee is now pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policies at UofSC. She holds certifications in AP Language and Composition, Gifted and Talented, and On Line instruction.

School District Five Interim Superintendent Dr. Akil Ross said they are excited to have Huckabee lead Chapin Middle School. "She is a well-respected and well-known administrator in the School District Five community. Mrs. Huckabee is a proven leader and experience makes her the perfect leader for the school," said Ross.

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