CrossRoads Administration


Mr. Justin Thomas

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Justin Thomas

Hello,

My name is Justin Thomas and I am the new principal of CrossRoads.  I have been in education for 12 years as a middle school science teacher in Lancaster County and Dutch Fork Middle here in Lexington Richland School District 5, a DIS at DFMS, and an administrator at Dutch Fork High School.  My undergraduate degree is actually a BS in Earth Science with a concentration in Meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2004). My first job post graduation was as a meteorologist/weather producer for NBC.  However, during this time my passion for teaching and education really began to shine as I was always teaching, training, and leading others. That is when I decided to go through the PACE program to become a teacher. From there I have earned my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University (2012) to lead me on the path I currently am on. I have a wife, who is an elementary art teacher, and a daughter that is the love of my life.  This is going to be a great year here at CrossRoads! I welcome everyone to enjoy the journey we will be on together.


Mr. Michael Carothers

Mr. Michael Carothers

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Michael Carothers

Hi, my name is Michael Carothers and I am looking forward to a new opportunity this year at CrossRoads Intermediate School. Although this is my first year as an Assistant Principal, this is my 11th year at CrossRoads and 21st year working with students. I taught science for 10 years in California before moving to District 5. At CrossRoads, I taught science for seven years and then served the school as the Digital Integration Specialist for the last three. I earned my B.A. degrees in English and Biology from Sonoma State University in California and an M.Ed in Education Technology from the University of South Carolina. My wife, daughter, and I have enjoyed the move to South Carolina and love having time to spend with family and friends (and two very energetic dogs)! We have incredible teachers and students here at CrossRoads and I am happy to have this opportunity to support our school.