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Dr. Monica Adams

I am Dr. Monica T. Adams, a proud product of Richland County School District One, attending Satchel Ford Elementary School, W G. Sanders Middle School and graduating from W. J. Keenan High School. Upon graduating from W, J. Keenan High School, I attended South Carolina State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a master's degree in Education from Cambridge College, a  Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision from Converse College, and an Educational Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from South Carolina State University.

I have had the pleasure of being in education for 27 years, where I have served as an administrator and as a teacher of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Richland County School District One. I am an endorsed Transformational Leader from South Carolina Department of Education and have been awarded National Board Certification, Social Studies Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and the Living the Legacy Award.

I am married to my high school sweetheart and the mother of three adult sons; all who are graduates of Richland County School District One.  I strongly believe that students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care, therefore I am passionate about building positive relationships and making connections with all stakeholders.

Pre-K-2nd Grade Assistant Principal

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John Allen

My name is John Allen and welcome to Carver-Lyon Elementary School.  We are an amazing language immersion school. I serve as your Assistant Principal for grades 4K – 1st Grade.  This is my second year serving the CLES community and I am honored to do so.  This will be my 18th year in education. During my career I have had the joy of teaching kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade and fifth grade. My administration experience includes elementary and middle school.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina.  My certifications include early childhood and elementary education.  I am also gifted and talented endorsed.  My life is full as I have a beautiful wife and twins (boy/girl) that started college this year at USC. They are both language immersion graduates. I am one proud father.  My wife and I love to travel and watch sports.  I play tennis and read when I get the chance.  Never miss the opportunity to be the best you can be.  Mistakes are proof that you are trying.  I am always here to support our families and teachers in any way that I can.  We are a strong team that can accomplish anything together.  #HearUSRoar   #LionPride

3rd-5th Grade Assistant Principal

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Cicely Maxwell

Greetings! My name is Cicely Maxwell, and I will serve as Assistant Principal for grades 3rd-5th. I am excited to join the Carver-Lyon Elementary School family. I began my teaching career as a third-grade teacher at Horrell Hill Elementary School, where I served as a grade-level team leader, literacy leader, and leadership team member. I also served as a University of South Carolina Coaching Teacher and was named Teacher of the Year during the 2014-2015 school year. I have also worked as a Richland One Summer Learning Academy Site Administrator for eight years at several schools across the district. I came to Carver-Lyon from Edward E. Taylor Elementary School, where I served as the Curriculum Resource Teacher. In this role, I provided curriculum and instructional coaching support for teachers in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth.  

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Charleston, a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. In addition, I am currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina, pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. I am also a graduate of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2002. 

I have a wonderful and supportive family, and my husband and I have one son. I believe anyone can achieve great things with a positive attitude, a growth mindset, and good character. I strive to instill those qualities in our young people and be a positive role model. I aim to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that challenges our students to surpass their expectations to become lifelong learners who will make the world a better place. As a member of the Carver-Lyon family, I join in the partnership of all stakeholders involved in working together to ensure that our students experience success each day. I am excited about this school year's possibilities and am proud to be part of the Carver-Lyon family. Let's have a great school year.  

#Team One, One Team. # One Team, One Dream.