Administration Duties

Mrs. Melissa Rawl

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Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials H.S. Lexington High School, Lexington, SC, 1975 B.A. English Education, University of South Carolina, 1978 (Magna cum Laude), Phi Beta Kappa M.A.T. English, University of South Carolina, 1981 M.Ed. Educational Administration, University of South Carolina, 2000 Certifications English Secondary Principal Secondary Supervisor Other Training: Credentials for ADEPT, SC Mentor Training, SAFE T Evaluator, SACS Chairman Trained, Advanced Placement, and Teacher Cadet.

Mrs. Melissa Rawl

You may contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

It is our desire for every student at Lexington High School to be successful. Please feel free to call me any time at 821-3401 if you have any questions about your student’s classes. It is a joint effort by the school, parents, and teachers to help your student be ready for the world beyond Lexington High School.

Personal Information and Hobbies

I was born in Lexington and have lived here my entire life. I was a Caughman and married a Rawl, so I’m kin to almost everyone! I have been happily married for 40 years to Otis B. Rawl, Jr. He and both our children are also proud graduates of LHS. My husband is the President and CEO of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. Anna Rawl Browder is an attorney in Columbia and she has two children, Drew and Caroline. Aaron Rawl is a graduate of USC where he majored in political science and played baseball. He now is a SLED agent and married to Andi. They have a son, Jackson. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, sporting events, singing, and gardening.

Work Experience

I taught in Lexington District Two for 19 years before returning to my home district. I taught at Gilbert High School one year, and I taught at Lexington High School three years where I was the AP English teacher and SAT Verbal Coach. I served as Assistant Principal for Instruction prior to serving now as Principal. I have also been Director of Summer School for the district. I am proud to now serve in the capacity of Principal at Lexington High School to help the students, parents, and community of Lexington District One!

Assistant Principal

Ms. Carol Anderson

Phone: 803-821-3578

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Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials H.S. Lexington High School, Lexington, SC, 2005 B.S. Special Education, College of Charleston, 2009 (Cum Laude), Chi Omega M.Ed. Educational Administration, University of South Carolina, 2015 Masters +30 in Technology, University of Laverne, 2015 Certifications National Board Certified Teacher - Exceptional Needs Special Education - Generic Special Education - Learning Disabilities Secondary Principal Secondary Supervisor Other Training: Credentials for Expanded ADEPT, SC Mentor Training, SAFE T Evaluator, CPI Training

Ms. Carol Anderson

Work Experience

Resource Teacher, West Ashley Middle School (2009-2012)
Resource Teacher, Lexington High School (2012-2019)
Assistant Principal, Lexington High School (2019-present)

Assistant Principal

Mr. Brandon Baskett

Phone: 803-821-3409

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Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials H.S., South Aiken High School, Aiken, SC, 2007 B.A., Secondary Education, English, University of South Carolina-Aiken, 2012 M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of South Carolina, 2015 Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Liberty University, (expected graduation 2022) Certifications English Secondary Principal Secondary Supervisor

Mr. Brandon Baskett

Work Experience

  • Interim Coordinator of Intercultural Programs, University of South Carolina-Aiken (9/2011-12/2011)
  • English Teacher, Mid-Carolina High School (2012-2016)
  • Assistant Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, Mid-Carolina High School (2013-2016)
  • Summer School Administrator, Mid-Carolina High School (2013-2016)
  • Teacher Technology Leader, Mid-Carolina High School (2015-2016)
  • Assistant Principal/Director of Freshman Academy, Newberry High School (2016-2017)
  • Assistant Principal, Lexington High School (2017-present)

Assistant Principal

Dr. Stephanie Burgess

Phone: 803-821-3405

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials B.S., Biology, Lander University, 1994 M.Ed., Curriculum Instruction, Technology, Grand Canyon University, 2007 M.Ed., Educational Leadership/Administration, Winthrop University, 2010 Ed. D. Curriculum Instruction, University of South Carolina, 2017 Certifications Secondary Science Secondary Principal Secondary Supervisor Other Endorsements/Training National Board for Professional Teaching Standard Certification: Science/Adolescence and Young Adult, Gifted and Talented, AP Biology, SAFE-T Evaulator, SC MENTOR Training, ADEPT/TEAM Evaluator, CPI Training

Dr. Stephanie Burgess

Personal Information/Hobbies:

I was born and raised just down the road in Leesville, SC. I currently reside in Lexington with one of my children, Brooke. My oldest child, Gracyn, attends Clemson University. I enjoy doing crafty things at home and watching sporting events of all types, especially Clemson Women’s Golf and any of our Wildcat athletic teams. I am a member of Mt. Horeb UMC.

Work Experience

After college graduation, I worked in the medical field as a Medical Technologist until 2000. I transitioned into teaching and taught physical science, biology, anatomy/physiology, and physics at Batesburg-Leesville High School from August 2000 to May 2011. I was then hired as an Assistant Principal here at Lexington High School.

Assistant Principal

Mr. Dave Seddon

Phone: 803-821-3408

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Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials A.A. Business, St. Clair County Community College, 1984 B.S. Business Education, Central Michigan University, 1987 M.A. Educational Administration, Central Michigan University, 1991 Certifications Business/Marketing/Computer Technology Social Studies Middle Level Social Studies Elementary Principal Secondary Principal

Mr. Dave Seddon

Work Experience

  • Assistant Branch Manager and Loan Officer, National Bank of Detroit, 1982-1985
  • Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, St. Clair County Community College, 1987-1988
  • Head Women’s Basketball Coach, St. Clair County Community College, 1989
  • Business Education/Social Studies Teacher, Yale High School, 1989-1992
  • Business Education/Social Studies Teacher, East China School District, 1992-2007
  • Assistant Principal, East China School District, 2007-2012
  • Assistant Principal, Pelion Middle School, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Principal, Lexington High School, 2013 to Present

Assistant Principal

Mr. Will Verburg

Phone: 803-821-3406

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials Bachelors of Arts from College of Charleston in History Masters of Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix Administrative Endorsement from Southern Utah University Certifications School Counseling – K-12 School Administration K-12

Mr. Will Verburg

Work Experience

  • School Counselor at Canyon View Junior High School in Orem, Utah
  • School Counselor at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah
  • School Counselor at Lehi Junior High School in Lehi, Utah
  • Assistant Principal at Canyon View Junior High School in Orem, Utah
  • Director of Career Services at Virginia College in Columbia, SC
  • Assistant Principal at Lexington High School

Assistant Principal

Dr. Sherry Walters

Phone: 803-821-3411

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Degrees and Certifications:

Credentials Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising, Winthrop University, 1980 Master of Arts in Teaching, Webster University, 1991 Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Argosy University (formerly University of Sarasota), 2003 Certifications Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Principal Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Sherry Walters

Other Endorsements/Training

SAFE-T Evaulator, ADEPT/TEAM Evaluator, CPI Training