CrossRoads Administration


Mr. Justin Thomas

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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.


Ms. Samonja Holland

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Ms. Samonja Holland

I am so honored to join the administrative team at CrossRoads Intermediate.  This is my 16th year in education and my 16th year at CrossRoads. Before my career as an educator, I served in the ARMY as a Military Police Officer.  My military experience afforded me with opportunities to travel and meet people from different backgrounds and cultures. This experience provided me with discipline, organization, and attention to detail that has played an important role in my job as an educator.  I have spent the past 15 years teaching math at CrossRoads so I am familiar with the needs of the students at this age and developmental level.  

Education

I earned my Bachelor of Education as well as my Master of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College.  I obtained my Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Coastal Carolina. My certification in Educational Leadership and Administration is from Gardner-Webb University.

Interests

My interests include woodworking projects and refurbishing wood furniture.  I enjoy working out and I enjoy being outdoors. I am a HUGE fan of Survivor, tennis, and volleyball.

 

I look forward to a great school-year, filled with new experiences, new memories, lots of learning, and fun!


Ms. Jo Wright

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Ms. Jo Wright

I am thrilled to be a Cougar for the 2019-2020 school year.  I have been a part of the District Five family since 2000. Before coming to Crossroads to be an Assistant Principal (AP), I was also an AP  at Chapin Intermediate School. I started my career in education at Chapin Middle School. I was a classroom teacher for 10 years; and worked in the main office for six years. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from The University of South Carolina. I am honored and excited to be a part of the Crossroads Intermediate School Crew.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns