Lexington, SC (05/20/2021) - On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Kimberly E. Freeman to the position of Human Resources director and the hire of David F. Dixon for the position of Human Resources and Title IX coordinator effective July 1, 2021. Kimberly E. Freeman, who currently serves as employee development facilitator, replaces Devona Price, who will serve as the district’s chief Human Resources officer. A 16-year educator, she joined Lexington District One in 2004 as a service-learning teacher at Lexington Middle School and transitioned to teaching Latin in 2005. During her 12 years at LMS, she developed and implemented a performance-based Latin program for the district and state and designed a virtual Latin curriculum. She served as world language department chair, and partnered with state and national classicists to develop national performance guidelines for classical languages. Most notably, she earned the prestigious Milken Educator Award in 2016, was recognized as LMS’s Teacher of the Year in 2012, and became Lexington District One Teacher of the Year in 2013. In 2017, the district promoted her to the position of employee development facilitator in the district’s human resources department. In this role, Freeman manages the evaluation processes for assistant principals and district administrators. She expanded and drives the onboarding process of international teachers, facilitates the Teacher Leadership Council, and manages the additional responsibilities of coordinating teacher evaluation, induction and mentoring programs. She also serves on the COVID-19 Reentry Task Force.
In December 2020, she assumed the duties of human resources and Title IX coordinator. She handles issues related to the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Fair Labor Act. She also coordinates Title IX and sexual harassment investigations.
She is a member of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Society for Human Resource Management, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, and the Palmetto State Teachers Association. She’s presented on both world languages and teacher-mentoring at many state and national conferences.
Freeman earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Furman University and a Master of Arts in educational administration from the University of South Carolina and holds certification in elementary education, Latin, principal, and Professional Human Capital Leader in Education through the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.
David F. Dixon, who currently serves as assistant director for leadership development at the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, joins Lexington District One as Human Resources and Title IX coordinator.
He has 17 years of experience as an educational leader and business professional. Since 2018, he maintains the responsibility for the leader development programs provided by the Center, serves as advisor to the Cadet Superintendent’s Advisory Board, develops and implements a variety of leadership education courses for faculty and staff including the VMI Core Competency Module program.
From 2014 through 2018, he served in the Hospital Education Program at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. While there, he supervised and administered the Hospital Education Program and coordinated goals and initiatives of the University of Virginia’s Hospital with the Virginia Department of Education, state-operated programs, and Charlottesville City School System.
Before joining the hospital, he served as business developer and project manager for Hickory Ground Solutions in Reston and spent 10 years in public education as principal at Northumberland High in Heathsville, Virginia; principal at South Iredell High in Statesville, N.C.; assistant principal at Porter Ridge High in Indian Trail, NC; and teacher at Union County Public School, East Union Middle and Forest Hills High in Marshville, N.C.
Dixon earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Secondary Education and a Master of Educational Leadership from West Virginia University.
He is a member of the Association of Leadership Educators, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and the Association for the Education of Children with Medical Needs.