International Academic Magnet
Mrs. Major-Murphy will start her new role as Principal at Irmo Middle School for the 2020 school year. Previously, she served as Principal at the Academy for Success for one year, and as the 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 Lexington-Richland School District Five– 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.
Danielle Major Murphy
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