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School District Five selects elementary coordinator for district’s new virtual program

For Immediate Release- September 1, 2020


School District Five selects elementary coordinator for district’s new virtual program

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five has named Carol Lunsford as elementary coordinator for School District Five’s new Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) virtual program. 


Last month, Dr. Jina Blount was named as the administrator to lead FIVE. Lunsford will help manage the program for the elementary level.


FIVE includes live classroom lessons, daily attendance and the exclusive use of technology resources for teaching and learning. Face-to-face classes are not a part of the regular planning, teaching, learning activities or submission of materials.


“I am honored to have the opportunity to connect with the students, families, and teachers in FIVE,” Lunsford said. “This opportunity allows me go back to my roots in education where I was an elementary school teacher and then an administrator and marry it with my technology skills.”


Lunsford is beginning her 17th year in education. She currently serves as the coordinator of Instructional Technology for the district.  She previously served as assistant principal at Harbison West Elementary from 2014-2017.  She earned her masters of educational leadership in elementary administration and supervision from The Citadel.


Staff working in FIVE will remain assigned to their home school and will continue to report to their home school principal.  Blount will oversee and manage the communication, coordination, details, and structure of the FIVE program throughout the 2020-21 school year.  Lunsford’s title will remain coordinator of Instructional Technology, and board approval was not required for her reassignment to the FIVE program, district officials said.  


“I’m very excited Mrs. Lunsford is joining me in FIVE,” Blount said.  “She brings a wealth of elementary and instructional technology experience to our program. We plan to partner closely as we provide an exceptional educational opportunity for our students and faculty in FIVE. “