3 finalists for Lexington 2 superintendent-elect announced

rlowe@thestate.comJune 27, 2014 

— The Lexington 2 School District board announced it had chosen three finalists for the position of superintendent-elect, board chairman William Bingham Jr. announced in a release.

The three finalists are Dr. William James, Dr. Tom Siler, and Brenda Turner.

James has more than 30 years experience in SC education. A graduate of Wofford College, he earned advanced degrees at the University of South Carolina. He served as principal of Airport High School from 1995-1997. He also served as principal at Gaffney High School and Jonesville High School before becoming superintendent of schools in Cherokee County in 2000.

Siler earned his undergraduate degree from Lander College in Greenwood and post graduate degrees at the University of South Carolina. He started his career in education as a teaching assistant in 1978 in Clinton. He has been an elementary school teacher and principal in South Carolina and worked in various positions with the Lexington 1 school district. Siler currently serves as superintendent of schools for Williston school district 29

Turner earned her undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University. She started her teaching career in Gastonia, NC, in 1978. She currently is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. She has served as a teacher and principal at elementary and secondary schools in South Carolina. She worked for Lexington 2 as a director of programs for six years and is currently district superintendent of the Orangeburg school district 4.

The 3 finalists were winnowed out of an initial candidate pool of 25 applicants. Each candidate will spend a full day in the district meeting with staff and the community. The Lexington 2 board will announce its final selection at the end of July. The new superintendent-elect will take charge of the Lexington 2 school district on July 1, 2015.

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