Carol Lunsford named Administrator of the Year

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Coordinator of Instructional Technology Carol Lunsford has been named the Administrator of the Year for the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL).

“I am truly grateful for the recognition of my efforts and contributions to promoting literacy and fostering a love of reading in our schools,” Lunsford said. “In accepting this award, I must acknowledge that the success of our school library program is a collective effort. I am grateful for the support of my colleagues and our school board, who have recognized the vital role of school libraries and have provided the necessary resources to support our efforts. I am committed to continuing to promote literacy and reading in our schools and to ensure that every student has access to the resources and support they need to succeed. I will continue to work with our librarians and educators to create a culture of reading and learning in our schools.”

The Award for Administrator of the Year was first presented in 1979. SCASL annually honors a school administrator who has made a sustained, unique contribution toward furthering the role of the library media center.

Lunsford has worked in education for 19 years. Before taking on her current role in the district, Lunsford served as assistant principal at Harbison West Elementary from 2014-2017.  She earned her masters of educational leadership in elementary administration and supervision from The Citadel.

“Carol Lunsford is so deserving of this award, and I know it is given with love and appreciation from the members of SCASL,” School District Five’s Chief of Academics and Administration Anna Miller said. “No one works harder day-in and day-out to support our librarians and libraries than Carol.  Especially during the last few years, Carol has been an encourager, supporter, and advocate for school libraries, and she is a great leader who advances our instructional technology efforts in School District Five.”