Published on May 17th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Dr. Christina Melton Named Administrator of the Year by SCASA
IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Chief Instructional Officer Dr. Christina Melton has been named the outstanding District Level Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).
Melton’s career in education spans 23 years, the last nine years with District Five. She first served District Five as the principal at Nursery Road Elementary from 2007 to 2012 before taking on the Director of Elementary Education role at the District Office. She served in this capacity for one year before her selection to the Chief Instructional Officer position.
Melton was honored to be named Administrator of the Year for South Carolina, but stressed this was a team award. She said, “It’s just a true honor. For me to have the opportunity to represent people that make a difference in the lives of their schools and communities, it means a lot. My mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the children and teachers in our community. I couldn’t be successful without the support of everyone in this system. It’s definitely not a singular award, but a system award because I couldn’t do what I do alone.”
This was the second time Melton received statewide recognition from SCASA. In 2012, she was honored as the Elementary Principal of the Year.
Dr. Stephen Hefner, District Five’s Superintendent, was not surprised Melton won the award. He said, “Dr. Melton has an extraordinary grasp of curriculum, instruction, and professional development and is recognized as a leader all across our state. She is most worthy of the honor of Administrator of the Year.”
Elizabeth “Beth” A. Phibbs, Executive Director of SCASA, stated, “Dr. Christina Melton is a proven leader and well respected in our state. She sets high expectations for herself and her team in order to provide a quality education for the children in Lexington-Richland School District Five. We are thrilled that she has been awarded this honor.”
SCASA is the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, with a membership of more than 4,000. From professional development opportunities and research, to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.