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  • Lexington Elementary School Welcomes New Principal and Assistant Principal

    Board Approves Patrick Burnett and Cynthia Laizer as the new principal and assistant principal of Lexington Elementary School 

    Mr. Patrick Burnett has served as an assistant principal at Centerville Elementary since the school opened in 2020.

    Prior to that, he spent six years teaching and coaching in Lexington One. At Meadow Glen Elementary he taught fifth grade ELA and social studies, and at Meadow Glen Middle he taught sixth grade social studies and sixth and seventh grade science. His coaching experience includes assistant football coach at River Bluff High and Meadow Glen Middle and basketball coach at Meadow Glen Middle. During his time as an assistant principal and teacher in our district, he has gained vital experience in both the instructional and operational aspects of leading a school, learning from some of our district's most seasoned principals.

    Mr. Burnett earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a Master of Education in administration and education leadership from the University of South Carolina. He holds certifications in elementary and middle level administration and education.

    The new assistant principal, Cynthia Laizer, is a 27-year veteran educator. Most recently she worked as a behavior interventionist in our district. From 1997-2023, she worked in Beaufort County School District as an assistant principal, instructional coach, teacher and interventionist.

    Mrs. Laizer earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from King's College and two master's degrees— one in literacy curriculum development from Lesley University and another in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. A National Board Certified educator, she holds certifications in elementary administration and elementary and early childhood education.

    Mr. Burnett and Mrs. Laizer will join Mr. Albert Robertson who is entering his third year as assistant principal at LES. They are excited to get started working together as a team!

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