Lexington-Richland School District Five has named longtime administrator Erin Doty the new principal of CrossRoads Intermediate School. She was approved for her new post during a school board meeting July 13.
Doty previously served as the assistant principal of instruction at Irmo Middle School. She also served as assistant principal at Dutch Fork Middle School from August 2013 to June 2017. Doty replaces Justin Thomas, who was named the district’s new coordinator of student information systems.
“It is such an honor to be named as the principal of CrossRoads Intermediate School,” Doty said. “l am so excited to join this school community and work with the students, parents, staff and the community to continue CrossRoads’s tradition of excellence. Sixth grade is such an important year for students as they transition to middle school, and I am looking forward to helping our students make that transition successfully.”
Doty has been an educator for 20 years, starting her career in Florida as an English teacher. She attended Florida State University earning a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree at the University of South Carolina for educational leadership and administration. She is a current doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina pursuing a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy.
“Ms. Doty’s extensive educational and professional backgrounds make her an ideal fit for the role of principal at CrossRoads Intermediate,” said Dr. Christina Melton, School District Five Superintendent. “She is a visionary who is passionate about student achievement, and we have no doubt she’ll continue the long legacy of success in her new role at her new school.”