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Lexington District Three announces new assistant principal for Batesburg-Leesville Middle School

Batesburg-Leesville, SC 06/14/2023 - Lexington County School District Three announced that Jacob Prahst as the new Assistant Principal of Batesburg-Leesville Middle School. Mr. Prahst, or Coach Prahst as he’s known to most of his students and to his players on the Batesburg-Leesville Middle School football team, is currently a teacher at BLMS where he serves as the AVID program instructor. He also holds the title of 2022-2023 Lexington County School District Three Teacher of the Year.


Coach Prahst earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in 2012. Shortly thereafter, Coach Prahst moved to South Carolina where he began teaching sixth grade Social Studies at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School in 2013 before eventually becoming the school’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher in 2016. Coach Prahst has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University and is currently working to receive a STEM Endorsement from Clemson University.


Coach Prahst and his wife, Raime, have three children–Rya (13), Preslie (8) and Jak (6). When he’s not at a Lexington Three Panther sporting event, he enjoys spending time with his family at the lake, attending USC athletic events, and watching his oldest daughter dance, middle daughter ride horses and son play basketball.


Coach Prahst will assume his new role as Assistant Principal on July 1, 2023.



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