Our Administrators

Principal

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Hearn received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and Spanish from Auburn University, a Master of Education in secondary mathematics from the University of South Alabama and his administrative endorsement in secondary educational leadership from The Citadel. He is certified as a secondary principal and secondary supervisor and in secondary and middle school mathematics.

Mr. W. Bryan Hearn

During a special called board meeting held May 30, 2017, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation that W. Bryan Hearn becomes the new principal at Pelion High School.

With 18 years of educational experience, Bryan Hearn currently serves as the director of Lexington Technology Center. He replaces R. Clark Cooper who joins Central Services’ Student Services Office as Director of Student Services.

Hearn began his career in 1999 as a mathematics teacher at Oakbrook Middle School in Dorchester School District Two, transferring to Summerville High School in 2003, where he served as ninth-grade academy team captain. In 2004, he joined Wando High in the Charleston County School District as assistant principal. In 2013, Hearn became director of the Lexington Technology Center for the 2013–2014 school year.

The 2017 South Carolina Association of School Administrators South Carolina Career and Technology Administrator of the Year, he is president-elect of the South Carolina Career and Technology Education Administrators and a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education, South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Lexington Rotary Club.

Assistant Principal

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Mr. Gooding earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Newberry College and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. He holds certifications in physical education, secondary administration and secondary supervision.

Mr. Tracy Gooding

Tracy began his educational career in 2000 as a physical education teacher and junior varsity football coach at Lexington High. In 2002, he moved to Barnwell High in Barnwell School District 45 to teach physical education and coach varsity football and junior varsity baseball. In 2004, he returned to Lexington One as a physical education teacher and varsity football and wrestling coach at Gilbert High.

This is Mr. Gooding’s third year as an administrator and his third year as a Pelion Panther. He enjoys working with the students and staff and is looking forward to a successful school year!

Assistant Principal

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Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Charleston Southern University, a Master of Education in secondary education from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Science in educational administration from Fort Hays State University. He holds certifications in business, marketing, computer education and secondary education administration. Williams is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, the Palmetto State Teachers Association and the South Carolina Business Teachers Association.

Mr. Bryson Williams

During the July 18, 2017 meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board approved the promotion of Bryson Williams for the position of assistant principal at Pelion High School for the 2017–2018 academic year.

Williams began his education career in 2002 when he joined First Baptist Church School in Charleston as a government and economics teacher as well as a driver’s education instructor.

Williams moved to Lexington District One in 2006, when he joined White Knoll High School as a Career and Technology Education instructor teaching Integrated Business Applications and Business Law.

He transferred to River Bluff High School when it opened in 2013 where he taught Image Editing, Marketing, and Web Design and served as the CATE Department’s lead teacher. Williams also served as assistant athletics director, CREW Design Team member, and DECA adviser.