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 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.
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 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
D.Ed. 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 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.
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.
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
Education and Work Experience
Brandon L. Baskett, who recently served as assistant principal at Newberry High School, joins Lexington District One as assistant principal at Lexington High School.
An educator for six years, Baskett began his career in 2011 as interim coordinator of intercultural programs at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
He joined Mid-Carolina High School in the School District of Newberry County as an English teacher in 2012. While there, he served as assistant varsity boys basketball coach from 2013–2016, summer school administrator from 2014–2016, and administrative intern and teacher technology leader in 2015.
He also served as an Upward Bound Instructor for the University of South Carolina in 2013.
Baskett earned a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education from the University of South Carolina Aiken and a Master of Education in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. He holds certifications in secondary education and secondary educational administration and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator.
Honored as Mid-Carolina High School Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year, as well as Rotary Teacher of the Month, he is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the International Society for Technology in Education.
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
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