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School District Five names new Chief of Human Resources for district

For Immediate Release – September 29, 2020



School District Five names new Chief of Human Resources for district

IRMO –Lexington-Richland School District Five has named Dr. Tamara D. Turner the new Chief of Human Resources for the district. Turner was approved for the new post during a school board meeting on September 28. She replaces Dr. Allison Jacques, who will retire at the end of this month. 


“I am honored to have been selected to serve as Chief Human Resources Officer for School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties,” Turner said. “The opportunity will allow me to use my talents, skills, and experience to develop and execute strategies that support the district's mission and strategic vision. I look forward to being of service to others as I enter this role.”                            


Turner has served as the district’s director of personnel since 2019. Prior to serving as the district’s director of personnel, Turner served as coordinator of teacher evaluation. She also served as assistant principal of instruction at Dutch Fork High School from 2014 to 2017. 


Since starting her career in education in 2001 as a biology teacher in Greenville County School District, she has served in several other school positions, including a biology and physical science teacher and STEM Coordinator at Dutch Fork High School.  


Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton said, “Dr. Turner will transition into this role seamlessly. She already has been a leader within our human resources department and assisted in teacher recruitment efforts and personnel matters. She has a unique blend of school experience and district human resources expertise as well as a true passion for serving our staff. We’re excited for her as she takes on this new role. Congratulations, Dr. Turner!”