District Five names new Director of Adult Education

IRMO, SC – The Lexington-Richland School District Five has announced that Dr. John McMillan will be taking over as the new Director of Adult Education, following the retirement of Paula Wright. The decision was made to further strengthen the district’s commitment to adult education and community engagement.

Dr. McMillan, who currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Dutch Fork High School, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Prior to his tenure at Dutch Fork, he served as an assistant administrator at Irmo High School and has also held positions as an adult education teacher and an English teacher. His extensive background in both secondary and adult education equips him with a unique perspective and the necessary skills to lead the adult education program.

“I am overjoyed to serve as the Director of Adult Education,” McMillan stated. “I am looking forward to serving everyone to the best of my ability. I am so thankful to be in this position, and I hope that everyone is looking forward to the great things we will do together. I know I am.”

McMillan’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Jackson State University, a Master’s degree in English Education from South Carolina State University, and a Doctor of Education in Education Administration from South Carolina State University, which he received in 2012.

He is recognized for his excellence in education, having received numerous awards including Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Assistant Principal of the Year and a Presidential Award for Services Outside of the Classroom. These accolades highlight his dedication to educational leadership and his commitment to fostering a positive learning environment.

“Dr. McMillan is no stranger to the Adult Education arena,” remarked Dr. Michael Harris, Chief of Student Services and Planning for the district. “He has experience teaching and mentoring adult learners, and has a penchant for ensuring the success of every student. As a seasoned administrator, I am confident that Dr. McMillan will lead the students and staff in the Adult Education Program to even greater heights of success. We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. McMillan’s character to join the team as Director of Adult Education.”

Dr. McMillan’s vision for the future of adult education in the district emphasizes inclusivity and excellence. His leadership is expected to bring innovative approaches and new opportunities to adult learners in the community.

The appointment of Dr. McMillan marks a significant step forward for the district’s adult education program, promising enhanced support and resources for adult learners. As the district looks to the future, McMillan’s leadership will play a crucial role in shaping the success and development of adult education initiatives in Lexington-Richland School District Five.