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As the summer days continue on, Lexington-Richland School District Five is preparing for the upcoming school year. Leaders in the district are moving to new positions, including Jeff Corley, Jo Howe, Susan Elvis, Brandon Gantt, Floyd White and Trina Dickerson.

Corley was selected to become the assistant principal at Irmo High School after serving as administrative assistant principal there. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in teaching and education from the University of South Carolina.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to increase my presence in our community and excited for what the future holds at Irmo High School,” Corley said of his new position. “I am also eager to assist in preparing our students for their life after high school.”

Howe has accepted the position of assistant principal at Dutch Fork Middle School after serving as the school’s digital integration specialist. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Newberry College and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Southern Wesleyan.

“Dutch Fork Middle School has been a second home to me for 12 years now,” Howe said. “I’m thrilled to move into the assistant principal role in a school where every person is valued, and where educating children is our main priority. I’m blessed to be in District Five and look forward to a great school year.”

Elvis takes over as administrative assistant principal at Dutch Fork High School after serving as a biology teacher there. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Presbyterian College and a master’s of education in language and literacy at USC. She is currently working on a master’s degree in educational administration.

Gantt was selected to become the administrative assistant principal at Nursery Road Elementary School after serving as a fifth-grade teacher at Seven Oaks Elementary School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Newberry College, an MBA from Walden University and is currently pursuing a master’s of education in administration and supervision at Southern Wesleyan.

White has accepted the administrative assistant principal position at Irmo High School after serving as an English teacher at Dutch Fork Middle School. He received a bachelor’s degree in middle level education from USC-Aiken and a master’s of education in education administration.

Dickerson takes over Administrative duties at The Academy for Success after serving as a science teacher and Student Council adviser at Dutch Fork Middle School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and political science at Augusta College, a master’s degree in teaching elementary education at S.C. State University, an interdisciplinary master’s degree in natural sciences from USC and is currently working on a master’s of education in educational leadership from USC.

“It is great to get our leadership team set for the upcoming school year,” said district Superintendent Stephen Hefner said. “These six individuals have demonstrated they are ready for the challenges of increased responsibility.  I am confident they will excel in their new positions.”

Categories: Education, Lexington County, Richland County

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