Principal

Mr. Jacob W. Nelson

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English, Clemson University Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina

Mr. Jacob W. Nelson

DUTIES:
Instructional Leader
School-Wide Vision and Leadership
Community Partnerships and Collaboration

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

PERSONAL:
I am the proud husband of my beautiful wife, Blair, and we have two beautiful daughters. Throughout my career in education, I have sought to ensure that each student is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and strength and character needed to design the future. I am proud to serve in the role of Principal alongside an unbelievable leadership team, faculty, staff, student body, families, and community at GHS. As hobbies, I enjoy running, fishing, and cheering on my Clemson Tigers!

 

Assistant Principal

Mr. Ricky Tillmon

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Newberry College Master of Education in Educational Administration, Liberty University

Mr. Ricky Tillmon

Educational Experience:
2000-2012: CATE Teacher and Football, Baseball Coach at White Knoll High School
2012-2018: CATE Teacher and Football, Baseball Coach at River Bluff High School
2018-2020: Administrative Assistant Principal at Irmo High School
2020-present: Assistant Principal at Gilbert High School

Duties:
Discipline (Grades 9-10)
Teacher coaching and evaluation
Community partnerships and relationships
Textbook coordination
Student transportation Coordinator
AP Coordinator
School Facilities and Custodial Staff Liaison
Testing Coordinator
Attendance Recovery/Truancy Coordinator
Safety Team and Emergency Plans

Professional Memberships:
South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA)

Personal:
Mr. Tillmon is a 1992 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and a 1997 graduate of Newberry College with a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University.  Mr. Tillmon began his career in Lexington School District One at White Knoll High School when they opened in 2000.  Mr. Tillmon served as a teacher in the CATE Business Department at White Knoll High School.  He was also assistant football and baseball coach.  Mr. Tillmon accepted a position at River Bluff High School when it opened.  In 2018, Mr. Tillmon accepted a position at Irmo High School as Administrative Assistant Principal.  This is his 23rd year in education and 4th year as an Administrator.  Mr. Tillmon lives in Lexington with his spouse Jennifer and their four children Brandon, Madison, Marley and Macey.  He is an avid Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys fan.  

Assistant Principal

Ms. Jennifer Steiner

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Degrees and Certifications:

Education: Ed.S. in Educational Leadership – Arkansas State University (2019) M.Ed. in Middle Childhood Education – The Ohio State University (2007) B.S. in Human Ecology – The Ohio State University (2006)

Ms. Jennifer Steiner

Educational Experience:
Assistant Principal – Gilbert High School (2019-Present)
Digital Learning Coach – River Bluff High School (2016-2019)
Curriculum Consultant and Teacher Trainer – The STEM Academy (2013-2017)
STEM Instructor – Meadow Glen Middle School (2012-2016)
Math and Science Teacher – White Knoll Middle School (2007-2012)

Duties:
Discipline (Grade 11)
Teacher Coaching and Evaluation
School Wide Data Analysis and Teacher Professional Learning
EL Credentialing Coordinator
Master scheduling
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Back-up Testing Coordinator  
SC Lead Administrator
Volunteer and chaperone review ­

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Professional Memberships:
Computer Science Teachers Association
Palmetto State Teachers Association
South Carolina Education Association

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Brienne C. Williams

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education – Miami University Master of Education in Reading – Bowling Green State University Master of Education in Educational Administration – University of South Carolina

Mrs. Brienne C. Williams

Educational Experience:
2008-2010: English teacher at White Knoll High School
2010-2016: English teacher at Lexington Middle School
2016-2017: English teacher at Gilbert High School
2017-2018: Instructional Coach at Gilbert High School
2018-present: Assistant Principal at Gilbert High School

Duties:
Discipline (Grade12)
Teacher coaching and evaluation
School wide data analysis and teacher professional learning
Crew Curriculum Coordinator
Substitute Coordinator Back-up
Graduation Team Liaison
Lead special education/504/ASSIST Liaison
GHS Strategic Plan
Literacy and Read to Succeed Plan
Homebound Instruction Back-Up
Student Teacher placement
SIC
Teacher Collaborative Planning
Cafeteria Staff

Personal:
I am originally from Toledo, Ohio.  I moved to South Carolina to begin my teaching career and have since made South Carolina my home.  I am married to Bryson, fellow Lex1 employee and Pelion High School Assistant Principal.  Together we have two sons, Brady and Baylor.

Director of Counseling

Mrs. Jennifer Adams

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Degrees and Certifications:

Professional Memberships: American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA)

Mrs. Jennifer Adams

I am beginning my second year as the Director of Counseling at Gilbert High School. I have been a school counselor in Lexington One for 16 years. My husband, Ritch, is an administrator in Lexington District One. I have one daughter, two sons, two dogs, and two cats, so there is rarely a quiet moment in the Adams family. When not at Gilbert High School, you will find me cheering for my boys at a basketball game, visiting my daughter at USC Beaufort, spending time on the lake, or cheering on my Carolina Gamecocks.

Duties:
School wide data analysis and teacher professional learning
ASSIST/504 Training
Virtual School Contact
School Social Worker Liaison
NCAA Clearinghouse contact
Student enrollments
Student emotional/social development
Transcripts and records
USC Sumter/Dual Credit Liaison

Athletic Director

Mr. Chad Leaphart

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in History – Newberry College Masters of Education in Teaching – Southern Wesleyan University Educational Experience: Teacher – US History, World History – Swansea High School – 2010-2016 Teacher – US History, World History -Strom Thurmond High School – 2000-2010 Teacher – US History, World History – Pelion High School – 1997-2000

Mr. Chad Leaphart

Athletic Experience:

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach – Gilbert High School – 2016-present
Head Football Coach – Swansea High School – 2010-2016
Assistant Football Coach – Strom Thurmond High School – 2000-2010
Assistant Athletic Director – Strom Thurmond High School – 2008—2010
Head Track and Field Coach – Strom Thurmond High School – 2000-2008
Assistant Football Coach – Pelion High School – 1997-2000
Student Assistant Football Coach – Newberry College – 1996
Football Letterman – Newberry College – 1992-1995

Duties:

  • Athletic Safety
  • Community partnerships and relationships
  • Athletic budgetary planning
  • School wide athletic program

PERSONAL:

I am proud to serve as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach in the community I call home. I am a graduate of the Class of 1992 and look forward to serving the students of GHS. I am married to Dr. Elean Leaphart and we have 3 children: Jack, Gray, and Ella Jane that all attend Gilbert schools. My hobbies include travel and spending time with my family.