Melissa Rawl – Principal
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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.
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!
Dr. Stephanie Burgess – Assistant Principal
You may contact me at 821-3405 or at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Administrative Duties – 11th Grade Discipline
*National Honor Society/Clubs
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
Secondary Science, Secondary Principal, Secondary Supervisor
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
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.
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.
Brandon Baskett – Assistant Principal
You may contact me at 821-3409 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Administrative Duties – 10th Grade Discipline
*School Test Coordinator
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 2020)
English, Secondary Principal, Secondary Supervisor
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)
Will Verburg – Assistant Principal
You may contact me at 821-3406 or at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Administrative Duties – 12th Grade Discipline
*PACE for a Purpose 5K
*State ACT/Work Keys
*Tutors in Guidance
Bachelors of Arts from College of Charleston in History
Masters of Educational Couonseling from the University of Phoenix
Adminsitrative Endorsement from Southern Utah University
School Counseling – K-12
School Administration K-12
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
You may contact me at 821-3408 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Administrative Duties – 9th Grade Discipline
*Buses – students/discipline
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
Middle Level Social Studies
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
Please feel free to contact me at 821-3411 or at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
*Alive @ 25
*SC Lead Facilitator
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
Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Principal, Secondary Supervisor
SAFE-T Evaulator, ADEPT/TEAM Evaluator, CPI Training
Anna Duvall – Director of Guidance
You may contact me at 821-3413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
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
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