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Lexington One promotes Battles, Craps

LEXINGTON, S.C. — During a special called board meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 7:30 a.m., the board approved the promotions of Richelle Battles and Rodney D. Craps to assistant administrators for the 2017–2018 academic year. The meeting was held in the Boardroom of Building One of Central Services located at 100 Tarrar Springs Road in Lexington, South Carolina.

The board approved the promotion of Richelle Battles to the position of assistant administrator at Pleasant Hill Middle School.

Currently serving as instructional coach at River Bluff High School, Battles began her seven-yearlong career in 2010 as an English teacher at Lexington High School. She also teaches English in Lexington County School One’s Virtual School. Battles joined River Bluff High when it opened in 2013 and moved to instructional coach in 2015.

Battles earned a Bachelor of Arts in English education from the University of South Carolina Aiken and a Master of Education in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. She holds certifications in secondary English and as a secondary administrator and supervisor. She also holds gifted and talented endorsement and Leading Edge Online and Blended Teaching National Certification.

She is a member of the Columbia Area Reading Council and the Palmetto State Teachers Association.

The board approved the promotion of Rodney D. Craps to the position of assistant administrator at Gilbert High School.

An educator for 16 years, Craps began his career in 2001 as a mathematics teacher and coach at Brookland-Cayce High School in Lexington School District Two. In 2004, he joined Lexington District One as mathematics teacher at the Alternative Learning Center before moving to Gilbert High School.

Craps earned an Associate of Science in electronics engineering technology from Midlands Technical College, a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, a Master of Teaching in secondary mathematics, and a Master of Education in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. He holds certifications in mathematics and as a secondary administrator and supervisor.

He is a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association, South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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