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School District Five announces new coordinator of student information systems

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named Justin Thomas its new coordinator of student information systems. 

A veteran educator and administrator, Thomas has served as principal of CrossRoads Intermediate School since 2018. He replaces Connie Graham, who is retiring.


“I am honored and excited to serve as the new coordinator of student information systems and return to my tech side,” Thomas said. “I look forward to this new role, working with our principals on the district level and continuing my passion of working in education.”  


Thomas entered the teaching profession through the Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE) program after a career as a weather producer and meteorologist at news outlets in North Carolina and New Jersey.  He served as a science teacher in schools in School District Five and in Lancaster County School District before becoming an administrator.


Prior to serving as principal of CrossRoads Intermediate, Thomas served on administrative leadership teams at both Dutch Fork Middle and Dutch Fork High School. In August 2017, he became administrative assistant principal at Dutch Fork High and also served as director of summer school at both Dutch Fork High and Irmo High.

As coordinator of student information systems, Thomas will lead the district’s student registration and enrollment processes. The role also includes the daily service and maintenance of all district servers for the student information system including the upload of state updates or upgrades to the student information system. Thomas will also supervise grade input, storage, grading timelines, and reporting as well as the printing of interims and report cards as part of his new role. 


“We are very excited and very fortunate to have Mr. Thomas as the new coordinator of student information systems,” said Dr. Michael Harris, Chief Planning and Administrative Officer for School District Five. “Maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of student and family data and other information is critical to the success of a school district.  I am convinced that Mr. Thomas’ attention to detail and meticulous nature make him an excellent choice for this position.”