During the November 13, 2018 meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board promoted Casey B. Calhoun to the position of principal of Lexington Middle School effective January 4, 2019.
Calhoun replaces Gloria Nester, recently named the principal of Beechwood Middle School, which opens in the fall.
Superintendent Greg Little, ED.D., said, “We are fortunate to have such incredible leaders in our district who are familiar with our work and who can meet the high expectations of our parents, staff and students. Mr. Calhoun is a wonderful fit for Lexington Middle School, and he will be a tremendous leader for the community.”
With 13 years of educational experience, Calhoun currently serves as academic dean for innovation at River Bluff High School. As an instructional leader there, he facilitates data inquiry teams; implements teachers’ personalized professional learning; serves as team leader for the South Carolina Department of Education’s Personalized Learning Tier Three School Team, and serves as the school’s College Board advanced placement and SSD Coordinator as well as RBHS’s 504 coordinator.
Before moving to RBHS as a resident member of the district’s current Aspiring Principal Academy, he served as assistant principal at Gilbert High School for six years.
Before that, he taught government/economics, psychology/sociology and advanced placement psychology at GHS.
In 2005, he began his career as a global studies teacher in a freshman academy located at Palmetto High School in Williamston, S.C. He joined Gilbert High School in 2008.
Calhoun received a Bachelor of Arts in education and political science from the University of South Carolina Aiken and a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina.