Gloria Nester (photo provided)
The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has appointed three new principals and one assistant principal for district schools.
Jennifer A. Stanley is the new principal of Lake Murray Elementary School. Stanley had been an assistant principal at Oak Grove Elementary School since 2007. She began her career in education with Lexington One in 1995 as a teaching assistant at Saxe Gotha Elementary School for a year, where she remained as a fourth-grade teacher until 1999 when she moved to Red Bank Elementary School.
After four years as a second-grade teacher at RBES, Stanley was promoted to the position of assistant principal at Gilbert Elementary School in 2002. Stanley earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Presbyterian College and a Master of Arts in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, Columbia Area Reading Council and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Gloria B. Nester will remain at Lexington Middle School. Formerly an assistant principal, Nester is taking on the added responsibilities of principal as her predecessor, Ryan Pool, moves to the District Office. A Spanish teacher for much of her career, first in Ohio and later at Hammond School in Columbia and Ridge View High School in Blythewood, Nester joined Lexington One in 2000. She taught Spanish at White Knoll Middle School before being promoted to the district office as a technology integration specialist in 2004. She was again promoted to assistant administrator at Lexington Middle in 2012 and became assistant principal in 2014.
Accolades for Nester include White Knoll Middle Teacher of the Year in 2003 and Lexington Middle Teacher of the Year in 2010. Nester earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English from Kent State University and a Master of Education in educational administration from Ashland University. She is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
The new leader for White Knoll High School is Edward (Ted) L. Daughtrey. The new White Knoll principal has worked for Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, Virginia, his entire career, starting in 1978. Notable accomplishments while there include improving the on-time graduation for Granby High by eight percent in just six months, improving the promotion of first-time freshmen by 20 percent in two years, and meeting or exceeding state and federal benchmarks for 11 consecutive years.
Daughtrey is a member of the Norfolk Schools Secondary Principals’ Association and the Eastern District Principals Association and Athletic Directors Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education at Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in physical education from Old Dominion University.
Stacy M. Beverly joins the Oak Grove Elementary School team as assistant principal. The move is a return to Lexington One for Beverly, who taught at Pleasant Hill Elementary School from 2009 to 2012, when she moved to Irmo Elementary School in Lexington-Richland School District Five as administrative assistant principal. She started her career in the Charleston area, teaching at Spann Elementary School in Summerville from 1998 to 2004. Beverly was promoted to assistant principal at Thomas Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant in 2004. After two years at Thomas Cario Middle, Beverly served as assistant principal at Belle Hall Elementary School in Mount Pleasant for three years until 2009.
Beverly earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from Francis Marion University and Master of Elementary Leadership from The Citadel. She also holds certifications in elementary education, elementary supervision and leadership.