School District Five superintendent named SC Superintendent of the Year
Irmo, SC (05/10/2021) - Lexington-Richland School District Five Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton has been named state Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).
Melton’s career in education spans more than 26 years. She first served School District Five as the principal of Nursery Road Elementary from 2007 to 2012 before taking on the director of elementary education role at the District Office. She was named the district’s chief instructional officer in March 2013, supervising the implementation and evaluation of staff development programs and ensuring district compliance with state standards, laws and regulations.
Melton has been actively involved in several educational boards and organizations. She has served as chair of the South Carolina Council on Accreditation and School Improvement for the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Schools. She also sat on the board of directors for the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.
Her awards and recognitions include: SCASA Administrator of the Year in 2016, the 2012 Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and the 2012 Outstanding Contributions in Education Award by the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists. She was also named South Carolina Elementary Principal of the Year for 2011-2012.