Dr. Corey M. Willimon, Director of Secondary Education



Dr. Corey Willimon 

Corey M. Willimon, Ed.D.




Administrative Responsibilites

Dr. Willimon has the following responsibilities as the Director of Secondary Education:

- All aspects of administration, curriculum/instruction for each of our intermediate, middle, and high schools 

- Principal Evaluator and Direct Report

- Serves as the Assistant to the Superintendent and District Ombudsman 

- Administrator Leadership Development 

- District Director of Athletics 

- District Director of Visual and Performing Arts 

- Directs the annual review of the Instructional Course Catalog 

- Assists the Office of Human Resources with personnel recruitment and retention  



- HS Diploma - Pickens High School

- Bachelor of Arts - Social Studies Education - Clemson University

- Master of Arts - Educational Administration - Furman University

- Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership -  Liberty University 



- Superintendent 

- Secondary Principal - Tier II

- Secondary Social Studies 

- Read to Succeed Endorsement 

- SC PADEEP Principal Evaluator 

- YMCA "Y Mentor" for At-Risk Students 

- Emergency First Aid, AED, and CPR 

- Jason Flatt Suicide Prevention

- Dyslexia Awareness 

- Restraint and Seclusion in Elementary/Secondary Schools

- CERRA Mentor 

- Commercial Drivers Licence - Class B - w/school bus, air breaks, and passenger endorsements


State Leadership Positions

- SCASA Secondary Principals Affiliate President Elect 

- SCHSL Class AAAA Vice President/President Elect 

- SCASA Secondary Principals Executive Committee Member - District 1 Chair 


Biographical Information

Dr. Corey Willimon earned a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from Clemson University, a Master's degree in School Leadership from Furman University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. 


Prior to Dr. Willimon serving as the Director of Secondary Education for School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, he taught an array of social studies courses during his career, served as a middle school assistant principal for instruction, high school assistant principal, and high school principal. 


An interesting fact about Dr. Willimon is that the education field is his second professional career.  Dr. Willimon served as a firefighter for the Greenville City Fire Department in Greenville, SC prior to following his calling to be an educator. 


In addition to serving as a teacher, coach, and administrator, Dr. Willimon has served in multiple state leadership roles as the South Carolina High School League Class AAAA President-Elect, South Carolina Association for School Administrators (SCASA) Secondary Principals Affiliate President- Elect, and a member of SCASA's Executive Committee. 


Dr. Willimon's professional educational certifications in South Carolina include: superintendent, secondary principal, read to succeed, and social studies teacher.  


He and his wife, Kelli (an elementary assistant principal), are the proud parents of identical twin daughters, Cienna and Emersyn.     


 Instructional Leadership

 Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

The official definition of a professional learning community is “an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve” (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, 2010, p.11).  


 The four critical questions that are addressed in a PLC are below:

1. What do we want students to know and be able to do?

2. How will we know when they have learned it?

3. What will we do when they haven’t learned it?

4. What will we do to extend the learning when they already know it?                


 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 

District Five incorporates Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in every school. This systematic approach is utilized to prevent and respond to classroom and school-wide discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide procedures and systems that support the staff to teach and promote positive and appropriate behavior for all students. Instead of using negative consequences as a way of disciplining students, teachers use positive reinforcement and incentives to promote the desired behavior. PBIS helps to create and maintain a safe learning environment where teachers are able to teach and students are able to learn.

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