District Five names veteran administrator new Chief of Academics

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named veteran administrator Tina McCaskill as its new Chief of Academics. McCaskill will replace Anna Miller who is retiring.

McCaskill currently serves as the Director of Elementary Education for School District Five. Prior to that position, she served as principal and assistant principal of Irmo Elementary for 10 years. She also served as an administrator and classroom teacher in the Sumter School District and Clarendon School District Two. McCaskill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Francis Marion University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina.

“I am so excited to serve School District Five in this capacity,” McCaskill said. “I have been in the district for 15 years as an Assistant Principal and Principal at Irmo Elementary and currently as the Director of Elementary Education. Prior to my time in the district I taught at Manning Middle School in Manning, South Carolina, Crosswell Drive Elementary in Sumter, South Carolina, and served as Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Principal in Sumter as well. These various experiences have given me an insight into the needs of all children. I value collaboration and teamwork. I look forward to continuing a positive trend in academics for all students in School District Five.”

McCaskill has received numerous awards including the Inez Tenenbaum Award for leadership from the South Carolina School Leadership Executive Institute.

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