Lexington One names Malone new elementary school principal | News
During the January 15, 2013 meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board named Janet H. Malone principal of the district’s newest elementary school opening for the 2014–2015 school year. This move is effective July 1, 2013.
Malone currently serves as principal of the district’s White Knoll Elementary School and has more than 35 years of experience in public education.
The district has begun site work on the 36.97-acre property for the new elementary school, located at 638 Longs Pond Road in Lexington. The district will use the prototype it used to build LEED certified Meadow Glen Elementary and Rocky Creek Elementary schools for construction.
Superintendent Karen C. Woodward said, “Jan Malone has the depth of experience we need as we plan and open another elementary school. Under her leadership, White Knoll Elementary has thrived. We look forward to those same results at this new elementary school.”
Malone, who joined White Knoll Elementary and Lexington County School District One in July 1, 2005, as principal, began her career in 1977 as teacher and director of the after-school program at St. John Newmann School in Columbia. She became assistant principal there in 1990.
In 1992, she moved to Richland 2’s Bethel-Hanberry Elementary in Blythewood as a first-grade teacher. In 1994, she joined District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties’ Chapin Elementary and moved to administration as an administrative intern and classroom teacher at their district’s Lake Murray Elementary in 1997. In 1999, she was promoted to administrative assistant at Irmo Elementary. In 2000, she was promoted to assistant principal at River Springs Elementary and, in 2002, she transferred to Ballentine Elementary, where she helped open that school.
Malone received two bachelors’ degrees from Limestone College in elementary education and early childhood education and two masters’ degrees in early childhood education and education administration from the University of South Carolina.
She is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, South Carolina International Reading Association and Delta Kappa Gamma.
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