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Board promotes Gillaspy and appoints Barrineau to new position

May 09 2017

During a special called board meeting held May 4, 2017, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Kristen H. Gillaspy, Ph.D., to the position of Response to Intervention and ESOL Coordinator. At the same meeting, the board appointed Brian S. Barrineau to the position of Adult Education Coordinator.

Kristen H. Gillaspy, Ph.D.
English Department chair at Meadow Glen Middle, Gillaspy also serves as adjunct professor at Converse College.

In 2004, she began her education career as an eighth-grade English language arts teacher at White Knoll Middle. In 2006, she became a literacy coach at WKMS. From 2010–2012, Gillaspy served as literacy coach for both Carolina Springs Middle and White Knoll Middle. In 2012, she joined Meadow Glen Middle School as house leader and English language arts teacher.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Gillaspy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in education, a Master of Teaching in secondary English, Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Doctorate of Philosophy in language and literacy and is certified in secondary English, early adolescence English language arts and middle level language arts and as a secondary supervisor and secondary principal. 

A frequent presenter, Gillaspy received the South Carolina Association of Middle Level Education’s Dr. Jennifer L. Wilson Teaching Excellence Award in 2015 and a 2008 Teacher Scholarship from the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Brian S. Barrineau
Barrineau currently serves as Student Services Coordinator in Lexington District One. Replacing retiring Adult Education Coordinator Myles Newman, he began his teaching career in 1998 at White Knoll Elementary teaching physical education three days a week while also serving as a certified substitute teacher at Lexington High School and assistant B-Team football coach.

Barrineau became a driver education teacher and assistant Junior Varsity football coach in 1999 at Lexington High. In 2000, when it opened, he moved to White Knoll High School where he continued to teach PE and driver education and served in a variety of coaching positions. In 2007, while teaching, he assumed some duties as an administrator until being promoted in 2009 to the position of assistant principal.

In 2012, he also began serving as one of the district’s hearing officers, a position he held for several years. Promoted to Student Services Coordinator in 2015, he served as the district’s truancy and hearing officer.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Barrineau holds a Bachelor of Science in physical education and a Master of Education in educational administration. He is certified in physical education K–12, driver education, secondary supervisor and secondary principal.

Barrineau is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the South Carolina Association for Curriculum and Supervision Development.