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School District Five names Director of Secondary Education

For Immediate Release – July 6, 2022



School District Five names Director of Secondary Education

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five has named veteran educator Neshunda Walters as its new Director of Secondary Education. The decision was approved at the district’s school board meeting on June 27.


Walters has served as the principal of Eau Claire High School since 2016. Prior to that she served as principal at Manning High School and assistant principal at Spring Valley High School. She has also served as an assistant administrator, biology teacher and student activities director during her more than 24-year career.


“I'm so excited to be given the opportunity to continue my career in education as the Director of Secondary Education in the Lexington Richland Five community,” Walters said. “I look forward to working with Dr. Ross and his team of dedicated administrators to support school leaders and teachers in the challenging but rewarding work that they do each day. Together, I hope that we can continue to ensure our students are able to effectively compete in an ever changing global society.”


Walters holds a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree with a concentration in education administration from the University of South Carolina (UofSC). She is currently pursuing her Ed. D. in education from UofSC.


As an administrator, the schools under her supervision earned several accomplishments including earning the highest graduation rate in 10 years and increases in ACT and EOC test scores.


“Mrs. Walters will be a huge asset to our district leadership team,” Superintendent Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr. said. “She brings a wealth of leadership and educational experience to this position. I am pleased to welcome her to the School District Five Family!”