LHS Administration 2015-2016



Melissa Rawl – Principal

You may contact me at  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.

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, and Secondary Supervisor
Other Training:  Credentials for ADEPT, SC Mentor Training, SAFE T Evaluator, SACS Chairman Trained, Advanced Placement, and Teacher Cadet.

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 37 years to Otis B. Rawl, Jr.; he and both our children are also proud graduates of LHS. My husband is the Past President and CEO of the SC Chamber of Commerce. Anna Rawl Good 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, Where Children & Learning Are One!!!

Dr. Stephanie Burgess – Assistant Principal

You may contact me at 821-3405 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Duties – 11th Grade Discipline
Center Coordinator
Duty Rosters (Admin/Teachers)
National Honor Society/Clubs
Open House
Registration/Camp LHS
Staff Development
Student Teachers


B.S., Biology, Lander University, 1994
M.Ed., Curriculum Instruction, Technology, Grand Canyon University, 2007
M.Ed., Educational Leadership/Administration, Winthrop University, 2010
D.Ed. Curriculum Instruction, University of South Carolina, 2017


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

Personal Information/Hobbies:
I was born and raised just down the road in Leesville, SC. I currently reside there with my husband Terry and my two daughters, Gracyn and Brooke. I spend most of my time watching my children play golf, basketball, soccer, and gymnastics. I love sports of all types and enjoy watching the Wildcat athletic teams. I am a member of First Baptist Church, Batesburg.

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 Administrator here at Lexington High School.

Matt McCormack – Assistant Principal   

You may contact me at 821-3409 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Duties – 10th Grade Discipline
Cafeteria/Cafeteria Staff
Edgenuity/Course Recovery
Emergency Plans
School Test Coordinator
Senior Experience
Virtual School

SC High School Diploma, Lexington High School, 2000
B.S. Math, University of South Carolina, 2005
M.Ed., Educational Administration, Grand Canyon University, 2011

Math, Secondary Principal, Secondary Supervisor

Work Experience
2005-2009: White Knoll High School: Math Teacher
2009-2010: A.C. Flora High School: Math Teacher
2010-2011: A.C. Flora High School: Dean of Students
2011-2013: A.C. Flora High School: Assistant Principal
2013-Present: Lexington High School: Assistant Principal

Will Verburg – Assistant Principal
You may contact me at 821-3406 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Duties – 12th Grade Discipline
Saturday School
State ACT/Work Keys
Tutors in Guidance



Work Experience

David Seddon – Assistant Principal

You may contact me at 821-3408 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Duties – 9th Grade Discipline
Buses – students/discipline
Custodial Staff
Duty Rosters
Emergency Plans
Safety Team
Sexual Harassment
Special Education
Work Orders

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


Business/Marketing/Computer Technology
Social Studies
Middle Level Social Studies
Elementary Principal
Secondary Principal

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

Dr. Sherry Walters – Assistant Principal
Please feel free to contact me at 821-3411 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Duties
ACT (Saturdays)
Alive @ 25
Collaborative Planning
Graduation Report
Master Schedule
Middle School IEPs
Sexual Harassment
Summer Reading



Anna Duvall – Director of Guidance

You may contact me at 821-3413 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Duties
Director of Counseling and Advisement

M.Ed., Secondary School Counseling, University of South Carolina, December 1993
B.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina, December 1990.

Global Career Development Facilitator, SASCS Team Evaluator, ADEPT Evaluator Certification with endorsement in School Guidance Counselors, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in School Counseling

Work Experience
2013-Present: Lexington High School: Director of Counseling and Advisement
2008-2013: White Knoll High School: Director of Counseling and Advisement
2004-2008: Gilbert High School: Director of Guidance
1999-2004: Gilbert High School: School Counselor
1994-1999: Lugoff-Elgin Middle School: School Counselor

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