At the May 16 Board of Trustees Meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees promoted Joseph W. Casey to principal of Saxe Gotha Elementary, effective July 1, 2023. Casey currently serves as an assistant principal at Oak Grove Elementary.
Prior to returning to the Lexington One family, Casey served as assistant principal for curriculum and instruction from 2016–2021 at Dent Middle School in Richland School District Two. Before joining Dent Middle School, he served at Pelion Middle School from 2010–2016 as lead interventionist for the Response to Intervention program, teacher and coach. He began his career at White Knoll Middle School in 2006 as an English language arts teacher and coach.
Casey graduated from Suffolk County Community College with an Associate of Arts in general studies, The State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Arts in adolescent English education, and University of South Carolina with a Master of Education in educational leadership.
He is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the Palmetto State Teachers Association. He is certified in secondary and elementary administration, middle level English language arts and English.