Lexington One Board of Trustees selects superintendent-elect/superintendent

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees made a significant decision during their April 16, 2024 meeting by extending contracts to Mr. Keith Price as the superintendent-elect/superintendent of Lexington County School District One.

Board Chair Anne Marie Green expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to announce Mr. Keith Price as our new superintendent-elect/superintendent. Mr. Price brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership to help Lexington One guide all students to learn, grow and excel. As we considered the superintendent-elect position in light of the significant and heavy work ahead for Lexington One, our board believes Mr. Price possesses the experience and knowledge in district-level strategic planning, public school funding, instructional leadership, and management of complex operations systems that are so extremely important for us right now. Most importantly he values building relationships, seeking input from parents and teachers, and helping to create a place where students can succeed and people want to work.”

Here’s a background on Mr. G. Keith Price:

Mr. Price began his teaching career in 1996 at Greenville County School District after graduating from Clemson University with a degree in secondary mathematics education. Hailing from Camden, S.C., Mr. Price returned to the Midlands in the fall of 1996 to teach at Dent Middle School in Richland School District Two. Over the years, he held various roles, including teacher, assistant administrator, and principal, at schools such as Ridge View High School and Blythewood High.

His leadership extends beyond the educational realm as he is deeply involved in community activities and professional organizations. He supports several educational boards and committees, including the Coastal Carolina University Board of Visitors and the University of South Carolina Superintendent Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is active in civic involvement through membership in the Rotary Club of Georgetown and participation in the Pee Dee Education Consortium Board of Directors.

Mr. Price’s commitment to educational improvement is further demonstrated through his role as a Furman University Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, highlighting his dedication to enhancing educational leadership and community engagement. He holds advanced degrees from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Education Systems Improvement from USC.

The search process for the superintendent-elect/superintendent position commenced in January 2024, following a contract amendment for current Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait. Dino Teppara, a local lawyer, consultant, and Lexington One parent, facilitated the search process, which included collecting and screening resumes, conducting interviews, and providing legal advice as necessary. After a rigorous selection process, Mr. Price emerged as the top candidate, and his appointment was officially approved during the April 16 meeting.

The board authorized an employment contract with Mr. Keith Price as superintendent-elect of Lexington County School District One effective July 1, 2024, with an annual salary of $210,000. Furthermore, Mr. Price will assume the role of superintendent on July 1, 2025, with a four-year term and an annual salary of $236,000.

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