International Academic Magnet
I am Cassy Paschal and I am beginning my ninth year as a principal in Lex/Rich 5. For six years, I was principal of Oak Pointe, and this will be my third year as principal of Irmo Middle School. I have also served as the Assistant Principal and Administrative Assistant Principal of Oak Pointe. My teaching career began in Florence District One at Wilson High School where I served as a self-contained autism teacher. I also taught for four years at Irmo Middle School in Lexington Five as a self-contained autism teacher.
To say that I love coming to work each day would be an understatement. The love, encouragement, and support the teachers, parents, and community members in Lex/Rich 5 show the students is empowering. I am excited about this new school year and being able to provide a positive environment for our students where they are encouraged to be themselves and love learning.
I encourage you to get involved in our school community by volunteering, mentoring, or being a member of our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) or School Improvement Council (SIC).
Please know that I have an open door policy and enjoy getting to know you all as well as the students. Do not hesitate to come by, call, or send me an e-mail.
I am beginning my 8th year as an administrator in District Five. Before coming to Irmo Middle School as the Assistant Principal for Instruction (API), I was the API at Dutch Fork Middle School and the English Language Arts Coordinator for District Five. I started my career as a middle school English teacher. I was a classroom teacher for 12 years; six of those years in South Florida and six in District Five. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Florida State University, and my Master’s in Educational Administration from The University of South Carolina.
I am so proud to be a part of the Irmo Middle School family and thrilled to work with all of our students, staff, and parents this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Assistant Principal for Instruction
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
Mansa Joseph is returning to Irmo Middle School as Assistant Principal for 7th grade. 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 for 7th Grade