Phone: 803-821-4801


Degrees and Certifications:

Joseph Casey

Mr. Joseph Casey was named principal of Saxe Gotha Elementary earlier this year and official took over on July 1, 2023.

Casey most recently served 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 in a variety of roles including lead interventionist for the Response to Intervention program, reading interventionist, 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.


Phone: 803-821-4805


Degrees and Certifications:

Amy Cooper

Hi! My name is Amy Cooper and I am proud to serve as an Assistant Principal at Saxe Gotha Elementary School. This is my 26th year in education. I served as an Assistant Principal in Aiken County prior to joining the Lexington One family. I have taught elementary aged students previously in Berkeley and Aiken County. My husband and I are the proud parents of two children that also attend Lexington One schools. Our family enjoys outdoor activities including camping, gardening and spending time with our pets (dogs, goats, chickens and one guinea). I was born and raised in Lexington County and feel blessed to be able to serve in this community.


Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education ☆ University of South Carolina-Aiken ☆ Aiken, SC

Master of Education in Elementary School Administration & Supervision ☆ Charleston Southern University ☆ Charleston, SC


1997-2001 – Teacher ☆ Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle School

2001-2007 – Teacher  ☆ Berkeley Elementary School

2007-2008 – Teacher ☆ Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle School

2008-2014 – Assistant Principal ☆ Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle School

2014-2018 – Assistant Principal ☆ Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School

2018 – Present Assistant Principal ☆ Saxe Gotha Elementary School

Phone: 803-821-4806


Degrees and Certifications:

Lauren Vann