• 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."

  • Tamara Turner, Director of Personnel Dr. Tamara Turner
    Chief Human Resources Officer









    Carolyn AshCarolyn Ash
    Administrative Assistant
    to Dr. Tamara Turner






    Susan NollerSusan Noller, Support Employment Specialist

    Support Employment Specialist


    Contact for:  Support Employment





    Shawnda WeekleyShawnda Weekly

    Secretary III to Dr. Reggie Wicker

    Contact for:  Name/Address Changes, Certificate Updates and New Hiring Onboarding






    Sue OuzusSueOuzts

    Secretary I

    Contact for:  Verifications of Employment and Experience and Loan Forgiveness Forms

  • Dr. Reggie WickerDr. Reggie Wicker

    Director of Personnel










    Melanie Cohen, Coordinator of Personnel

    Melanie Cohen

    Coordinator of Personnel



    Contact for: Certified Employment






    Benefits Secretary

    Contact for:  Confirmation of Employment, District Liaison for Education Solutions Services (ESS) Southeast, LLC






    Courtnie SmithCourtnie Smith


    Secretary I to Ms. Melanie Cohen and Ms. Susan Noller


    Contact for:  College/University internships and Certified and Support employment application assistance




    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 www.ess.jobs 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, vdickerson@ess.com
    Kristen Fortenberry, District Manager, 803-216-4143, KFortenberry@ess.com
    District Liaisons: 
    Carolyn Ash - cash@lexrich5.org



    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.