Meet our Administrators

  • Mr. Vernon Sava, Principal

    This is Mr. Sava’s 7th year serving as the Principal of Dutch Fork Middle School and his 12th year as a school administrator.  Prior to serving as an administrator, Mr. Sava taught at St. Andrews Middle School in Richland One for two years, and Dutch Fork Middle School for six years.  Shortly after being named the 2012-2013 Dutch Fork Middle School Teacher of the Year,  Mr. Sava was promoted to an Assistant Principal at Dutch Fork Middle and then later transferred to Irmo Middle School.  Mr. Sava credits the accomplishments of Dutch Fork Middle School to the long history of professionals that work or have worked at Dutch Fork, along with the amazing students, and supportive parents and community.
      • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, Geography (2003)
      • University of South Carolina, Master of Teaching, Secondary Education (2004)
      • Capella University, Master of Science in Education, Leadership in Educational Administration (2009)


    Mr. Sava enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and his three children, Allison, Kaylee, and Blake.  When time permits, Mr. Sava enjoys reading, doing yard work, bowling, and binge-watching Netflix.


  • Mr. David Sunday, API



    This is Mr. Sunday's 18th year in education. Last year was his first year in School District Five and he served as an 8th-grade ELA teacher at DFMS. Previous to last year, Mr. Sunday was an educator in Wyoming for 13 years. During his first 17 years of education, Mr. Sunday has served as a teacher, athletic director, assistant principal, and head principal. He has taught in Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and South Carolina. He brings a variety of perspectives and expertise to DFMS as the new Assistant Principal of Instruction.
    • Montana State University-Billings - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - 2004
    • Grand Canyon University - Masters in Education Administration - 2008
    Mr. Sunday enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys everything outdoors, especially fly fishing. His favorite pastime is watching hockey.

  • Mrs. LuAnn Graul, Assistant Principal


    Mrs. Graul began her career as a fourth grade teacher in Aiken County.  She then moved to School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.  She taught 7th grade mathematics for twenty-five years.



    • University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies  (1992) 
    • University of South Carolina, Master of Education in Elementary Education (1996)
    • University of South Carolina, Master of Education in Educational Administration (2009)



    Mrs. Graul and her husband have four children.  William is a student at the University of South Carolina.  Eddy is a student at Interlochen Arts Academy.  Lily and Riley are students at Dutch Fork High in the STEM program.   The Grauls have two dogs, two cats, a turtle, and a parakeet.  She enjoys reading in her spare time.

  • Ms. Sharisse Lee, Assistant Principal
    Ms. Lee is an experienced advocate education. She started her career as a Special Education Teacher. For 9 years, she served as a School Counselor at Dutch Fork Middle School. She also served as the Administrative Assistant Principal at Irmo Middle School. 
    BA -University at Albany, English
    M.Ed.- South Carolina State University, Counselor Education
    M.Ed- University of South Carolina, Education Administration
    Outside of school, Ms. Lee enjoys shopping and spending time with her family and friends! She also enjoys spending time with her dogs, Rufus and Nubs. 
Mr. Vernon Sava
David Sunday
Mrs. LuAnn Graul
Ms. Sharisse Lee
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