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Mr. Corey Wright

Mr. Corey Wright

Titles: Principal
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-438-3481 ext. 5601
Biography:

Wright is in his third year as principal here at Lugoff-Elgin High School. He previously served as an assistant principal at White Knoll HS in Lexington, overseeing technology integration, operations and student discipline and wellness. Additionally, he has served on a committee to help develop new administrative leaders and a committee to combat teenage drug and alcohol use. Wright has served 29 years in education as a teacher, coach, and administrator.

Wright has served as a business education teacher, and coach at Westside HS (Anderson), AC Flora HS (Columbia), Lower Richland HS (Hopkins), Lake Marion HS (Santee) and Dutch Fork HS (Irmo).  His coaching career includes serving as an assistant on the 2013 state championship football team and as the head track coach on the state championship in 2016 at Dutch Fork HS. Wright is a graduate of South Carolina State University where he attained a degree in Business Education and was a letterman on the football team as a defensive back. He also holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education, South Carolina State University
  • Master of Education, University of South Carolina
Ms. Leigh Abee

Ms. Leigh Abee

Titles: Assistant Principal, Students A - K
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-438-3591 ext. 6002
Biography:

I began my career in education in 2006 and was part of the Lugoff-Elgin High faculty from 2007-2021. As part of my administrative duties, I will be working with students with last names beginning A-K as well as serving as the school test coordinator for state assessments. I graduated with a B.A. in English from Columbia College and a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University. I look forward to serving the students, families, staff, and community of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School and Kershaw County. 

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Columbia College
  • Master of Education in Administration and Supervision, Southern Wesleyan University
Mrs. Jill Avery

Mrs. Jill Avery

Titles: Assistant Principal (E-K)
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-438-3481 ext. 5604
Biography:

I am a proud graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School. I have been an Assistant Principal at LEHS since 2007. I began my career in education in 1991 as a science teacher. I joined LE in 2003. I have taught at Irmo, Berkeley, and Lugoff-Elgin High School. I graduated with a B. S. in Science Teaching from Clemson University and an M. Ed. in Science Teaching and an M. Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. I also received my National Board Certification in Science. 

I am excited and proud about the great things going on at LEHS. Go Demons!

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science - Clemson University
  • Master of Education, Science Teaching - University of South Carolina
  • Master of Education, Educational Administration - University of South Carolina
Mr. Jeffrey Carraway

Mr. Jeffrey Carraway

Titles: Assistant Principal (Serving students with last names Cr-He)
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-438-3481 ext. 5606
Biography:

Graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High in 1991. Graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1995. I have been a teacher at Lugoff-Elgin Middle and High School as well as Cedar Ridge Middle (Alabama), and Dent Middle. During my 26 years of being an educator, I have obtained a National Board Certificate and a Master's in School Leadership. I'm married to Chrissy Faulkenberry Carraway and have two children named Alex and Rylee. This is my ninth year as an administrator at L-E and I'm currently serving as the Administrator with the alphabet Cr-He. Go L-E!!!

Mr. Kenneth Lawson

Mr. Kenneth Lawson

Titles: Assistant Principal (L-R)
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-438-3481 ext. 5605
Biography:

I am a 1991 graduate of Camden High School.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts dgeree in Secondary Education Mathematics from Clemson University in 1995.  I worked six years with WestPoint Stevens, Inc. and Springs Indsutries, Inc. prior to six years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as a Cash Department supervisor and manager. During my first two years at the FED, I earned my MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.   After my departure from the Federal Reserve Bank, I worked and traveled extensively with Loomis as an Area Cash Manager in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.  In 2009, my wife and I returned to Camden with two children.  I taught mathematics and coached football at Sumter High School prior to receiving a call to return to Camden High School in 2010.  We welcomed our third child shortly after the beginning of the 2010 - 2011 school year. I completed my Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina in August 2012. After teaching mathematics at Camden High School from 2010 - 2018, I joined the Lugoff - Elgin family in January 2019.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Clemson University, BA Secondary Education Mathematics
  • Keller Graduate School of Management, Master of Business Administration
  • Villanova University, Six Sigma
  • The University of South Carolina, MEd Educational Administration
Mrs. Tarolyn Lee

Mrs. Tarolyn Lee

Titles: Assistant Principal (S-Z)
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-438-3481 ext. 5711
Biography:

I am elated to be back on the West side of the Wateree as an Assistant Principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School.  This is my fifth year as an administrator and my tenth year in Kershaw County School District.  My purpose is to elevate, instill HOPE, help students embrace their potential and watch them grow and develop necessary tools for success. I will be consistent, communicate, connect, and care. I am committed to serving the students, parents, faculty, staff and the Lugoff-Elgin community. I’m proud to be a DEMON.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership, Cambridge College
  • Master's of Education, School Leadership, Cambridge College
  • Region IV Educational Services, Teacher Certification, Houston, TX
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration, Marketing, Mississippi State University