International Academic Magnet
Mrs. Major-Murphy will start her new role as Principal at Irmo Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. Previously, she served as the Principal at the Academy for Success for one year and Assistant Principal of Instruction at Dutch Fork Middle School for two years. She has over six years experience as an Assistant Principal at Irmo Middle School and Newberry Middle School. Additionally, she has several years of classroom experience in our district – thus, she is familiar with the structures and culture of excellence cultivated in District 5. As a teacher, she taught business education at Chapin High School and Dutch Fork Middle School. Mrs. Major-Murphy has innumerable experiences related to student discipline, integrating research-based instructional practices with teachers, technology integration, and developing a school-wide culture of consistency and rigor at the middle level.
Mrs. Major-Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail Management from the University of South Carolina, a Master's degree in Educational Administration also from USC, and an Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. Mrs. Major-Murphy became a National Board Certified Teacher in Career & Technical Education in 2005.
Mrs. Major-Murphy is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and enjoys doing community service projects with her sorority. In addition, she enjoys activities that allow her to use her creative side like painting and interior design. Her favorite things to do are to spend time with her family (husband and three children), travel and shopping.
Phone: (803) 476-3610
Mansa Joseph is returning to Irmo Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year as Assistant Principal of Instruction. Mr. Joseph was the Lexington Richland District 5 Teacher of the Year in the 2016-2017 school year. Before entering the classroom, he was a student at Clemson University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Multi-Categorical Special Education. He later continued his education and received his Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Call Me MISTER program for male educators. As a former Clemson football player, Mansa is a member of the 2011 ACC Championship Team.
Mansa Joseph, MEd
Assistant Principal of Instruction
Mrs. Kelly Remia is joining the Irmo Middle School family this year as Assistant Principal for 7th grade. Kelly Remia began her 20 year educational career in Richland Two as a special education teacher at E.L. Wright Middle School and Kelly Mill Middle School. As a teacher she served as department chair, athletic coach, mentor, and after school program director. Most recently Mrs. Remia has served as an Assistant Administrator at Blythewood Academy. During this role, she performed many duties to include assisting with curriculum development and instructional strategies, supporting and assisting teachers and staff with the implementation of the MTSS, managing student discipline, collecting and analyzing academic & behavioral data, and the development of social/emotional Wraparound services for students.
Mrs. Remia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from Columbia College and her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. She is currently working towards completing her Doctoral degree from Grand Canyon University in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Remia has two children, Reagan and Payton, and is happily married to her husband of ten years, Mike. She loves animals and has several pets. She enjoys working out and spending time outdoors with her family.
Assistant Principal for 7th Grade
Phone: (803) 476-3600
Mr. Hutto is the administrator for 6th grade and 8th grade. This is his eighth year at Irmo Middle School. Prior to comng to Irmo Middle, he was a middle and high school special education teacher and a high school social studies teacher and administrator. Mr. Hutto received his Bachelor's degree in history from Newberry College, his Master of Arts in Teaching in special education from the College of Charleston, and his Master of Education in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. He is certified as a teacher and as an elementary and secondary administrator. Both of Mr. Hutto's children attended Irmo Middle and he is extremely proud to be a YELLOW JACKET! If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact him.
Assistant Principal for 6th Grade & 8th Grade
Phone: (803) 476-3613