Published on May 12th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Paula Wright named new director of adult education
IRMO – Veteran school administrator Paula Wright has been named the new director of adult education for Lexington-Richland School District Five.
Wright has served as assistant principal for instruction at Chapin High School since 2013. She also has served as an assistant principal at Dutch Fork High School and as a teacher at several Midlands schools. Wright replaces Dr. Kathie Greer, who is relocating to Greenville.
“I’m honored to serve in this new role,” Wright said. “Our adult education program in School District Five has earned many awards and has provided opportunities for many students. I look forward to carrying on that legacy and finding new ways to help our adult learners achieve their educational goals.”
Wright has a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and earned a master’s degree in teaching from the University of South Carolina. She also has several certifications, including an administrative certification and a certification as a South Carolina Evaluator (Expanded ADEPT).
“I am incredibly excited to have Mrs. Paula Wright join our team,” said Dr. Michael Harris, chief planning and administrative officer for School District Five. “Mrs. Wright has a wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise that make her well suited to serve as the next director of adult education.”
District Five’s Adult Education program has been one of the primary adult education providers for the area for over 30 years. With four sites throughout the district, the program is an official GED test site specializing in “assessing student needs, creating individualized, comprehensive plans of study, assisting students with transitions to initial employment and career changes, and providing post-secondary education and training.”
Programs and offerings include high school equivalency, career readiness certification (WorkKeys), paraprofessional certification, family literacy, college and military entrance exam preparation, academic enrichment and computer literacy. School District Five’s Adult Education program also offers opportunities for adult students to earn a high school diploma, in addition to high school equivalency (formerly known as the GED).