• Superintendent - Christina S. Melton, Ed.D.Dr. Christina Melton, Superintendent


    Dr. Christina Melton adopted an Emerson quote as her personal mantra when she became an education leader.  “Do not go where there is a path. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  Dr. Melton’s trail has been classroom teacher, school administrator, district administrator, and now, Superintendent in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.  The schools she served earned various accolades and formed innovative community partnerships to support student achievement.  South Carolina’s ETV recorded a documentary on Dr. Melton’s leadership as a case study and tool kit to assist other schools with transformation.  As a district administrator, she and her team have created innovative instructional and professional development models which have attracted state and national attention.  Dr. Melton believes in leaving a trail of academic excellence and community engagement.


    Dr. Melton was named the 2012 South Carolina Elementary Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA), and a 2012 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).  She was recognized for her outstanding contributions in education by the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists (SCASP) in 2012.  In 2016, she was named the District Level Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).   Dr. Melton proudly serves on many community and business committees, a few of those being:  Ex-officio on the District Five Foundation Board, South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA), United Way of the Midlands Education Council, Rotary of Lake Murray-Irmo, and South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (SC ASCD). 


    She earned both her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina.  Her doctorate, specializing in the field of Educational Leadership, with a minor in Curriculum Instruction, was earned at Nova Southeastern University.


    Dr. Melton is a proud wife, mother of two, MeMe of two, who enjoys college athletics and outdoor activities.  Dr. Melton can be followed on Twitter as @chrimelt.  Join her as we celebrate with others our #PrideIn5.


    Christina S. Melton, Ed.D.





  • Erin Strange

    Executive Administrative Assistant Board of Trustees and Superintendent