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Lexington District One hires Cafferty as LHS assistant principal

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Brendan P. Cafferty as assistant principal of Lexington High School.

Cafferty returns to Lexington District One after teaching chemistry and physical science in District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.

An experienced educator, Cafferty first stepped into the classroom in 1996 as a science teacher at Savannah-Chatham County School District. In 1997, he first joined Lexington District One to teach earth science, physical science and algebra at White Knoll Middle. Later, he taught biology and marine science at White Knoll High School, where he was also the varsity boys soccer coach.

In 2003, Cafferty joined the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to serve as the bioterrorism exercise coordinator. Cafferty stepped back into the classroom in 2012 to teach biology and coach varsity soccer at Swansea High School in Lexington County School District Four.

In 2014, Cafferty rejoined the Lexington District One family to serve as an administrator and assistant athletic director. Cafferty became the high school director of the South Carolina Virtual Charter School in 2020, before stepping into his current teaching role in District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.

Cafferty graduated from University of South Carolina, earning a bachelor’s degree in marine science, a Master of Teaching in biology and a Master of Education in educational administration. He participated in the Principal Induction Program, the Assistant Principal Program for Leadership Excellence and the SAFE-T training.