Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees voted unanimously on March 26th to hire Dr. Randall Gary as superintendent. The Board interviewed three finalists during the week for the position and made their selection of Dr. Gary after the final community drop in and Board interview. The Board commended Dr. Gary and fellow finalists Dr. Kevin O’Gorman of Berkeley County and Dr. Linda Lavender of Lexington Four for their participation in the selection process.
“The Board is excited to offer the position of superintendent to Dr. Gary,” stated Board Chairman, Rev. Leon Drafts. ” Since coming to Lexington Three one and a half years ago, Dr. Gary has been a wonderful addition to the district’s administrative team and we know that he will lead our district in the right direction. His heart and passion for children, teachers and other staff members will provide wonderful opportunities for all. We also look forward to having Dr. Gary and his family relocate to Batesburg-Leesville in the near future and become an integral part of our community. The Board of Trustees has worked tirelessly to ensure that we have the best superintendent for our students and employees and we know that Dr. Randall Gary has all of the qualities that we were looking for in a superintendent. We feel very fortunate to have a man of Dr. Gary’s caliber at the helm of our district.”
Dr. Gary had these words on being selected as superintendent of Lexington Three. “It is indeed an honor to be named superintendent of Lexington County School District Three. Since joining the district, I have been amazed at the commitment and dedication of the faculty, staff, and students, and I am excited about the opportunity to work with such an esteemed group of professionals.
Dr. Gary has served Lexington Three as the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Administration since July of 2013. Prior to joining the staff at Lexington School District Three, Dr. Gary served as principal at Dent Middle School in Richland School District Two for 12 years. He has a total of twenty years of experience as an educator. In addition to serving as Assistant Superintendent and principal, he has served as an assistant principal, dean of students, and classroom teacher.
Dr. Gary will assume the position of superintendent on July 1, 2015 with a three-year contract.