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Human Resources


Career Opportunities


The Human Resources staff is deeply committed to recruit, select, employ and retain highly-qualified personnel.  We strive to develop the quality of human relationships necessary to obtain maximum staff performance and a high level of job satisfaction.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement and Policy of Non-discrimination on the Basis of Disability

"School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, spousal affiliation, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, service to the armed forces, or status with regard to admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title II of ADA, Title VI, Title IX and Section 504, or any other protected characteristic, as may be required by law.  Non-discrimination inquiries regarding students should be addressed to the Director of Special Services/504 & ADA Student Coordinator.  Non-discrimination inquiries regarding employees and adults should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer/ Title IX & 504/ADA Employee Coordinator. Either can be contacted at 1020 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, South Carolina 29063, (803) 476-8000."

Dr. Tamara Turner
Chief Human Resources Officer
Carolyn Ash
Administrative Assistant
to Dr. Tamara Turner
Susan Noller
Coordinator of Support Staff
Contact for: Support Employment


Courtnie Smith
Secretary III to Dr. Reggie Wicker
Contact for: Name/Address Changes, Certificate Updates and New Hiring Onboarding


Sue Ouzts
Secretary I
Contact for: Verifications of Employment and Experience and Loan Forgiveness Forms
Dr. Reggie WickerDr. Reggie Wicker
Director of Human Resources


Melanie Cohen
Coordinator of Professional Staff
Contact for: Certified Employment


Jovonne McDaniel
Support Employment Specialist
803 476-8168
Contact for: Support Employment


Claire Thompson, District After School Programs Manager Claire Thompson
District After School Programs Manager

Substitute Employment

School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties has partnered with Education Solutions Services (ESS) Southeast, LLC to manage our substitute program.  A leader in K-12 staffing, ESS is now responsible for the hiring, training, and placement of all (daily and long-term) substitutes teachers, custodians, food service workers, and instructional assistants.

Prospective substitutes seeking employment are asked to visit and enter "Lexington Richland District 5" in the location bar to submit an application and review position responsibilities and qualifications.  

ESS Contacts:  
Victoria Dickerson, Application Specialist, 803-415-5310,
Kristen Fortenberry, District Manager, 803-216-4143,   
District Liaisons:  Carolyn Ash -


Verification of Employment
Please contact: 
Sue Ouzts

All VOE's must have a signed release. Please fax the release form to 803-476-8196 and allow 24-48 business hours for turnaround time. All release forms must be less than one month old.