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Florence District Three announces administrative appointments

May 13, 2019 GMT

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Florence County School District Three has announced five administrative appointments for the 2019-20 school year. The board of trustees approved Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendations for the appointments in a board meeting last week.

Kasey Feagin has been named chief operations officer, according to a news release from the district. She has served as the district’s senior director of curriculum, instruction and assessment since 2016. Prior to that, Feagin was the district’s director of assessment and accountability and director of virtual learning and assessment. She was principal of Lake City High School from 2007 to 2014.


Allana Prosser has been named chief academic officer. She currently is the principal of Johnsonville Elementary School and a mentor for district three’s first-year principals. She served as principal of Scranton Elementary STEAM Academy from 2013 to 2018 as well as an assistant principal at Johnsonville Middle School and an administrative assistant and assistant principal at J.C. Lynch Elementary School, the release said. Prosser was named the 2013 Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the South Carolina Law Related Education Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Bar. Prosser also is Nationally Board Certified.

Mary Howard has been named director of early childhood and elementary education. She has served as principal of Lake City Early Childhood Center since 2014 and also served as the district’s early childhood supervisor since 2018, the release said. She served as principal of Olanta Elementary in 2013 and as an assistant principal at Main Street Elementary and Scranton Elementary.

Ned Blake has been named director of alternative school and student services. He currently serves as the district’s interim director of alternative school and also served as a special education administrator, according to the release from the district. Blake served as principal of Lake City High School from 2014 to 2018. He was principal of J. Paul Truluck Middle School from 2010 to 2014. He also was an assistant principal at Ronald E. McNair Middle School and J. Paul Truluck Middle.

Dr. Fred Moore has been named principal of Lake City Early College High School. Moore served as the district’s hearing officer from 2017 to 2019 before temporarily filling an assistant principal position at the high school. He was the director of special services for Williamsburg County School District from 2015 to 2017 and also served as that district’s director of adult education, the release said. He also has served as principal at Kingstree Senior High School, North Charleston High School, Hunter-Tyler-Kinard High School and McCormick High School.