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New Lockett Elementary School Principal Named for 2022-2023 School Year

Chasity Fralix, ED.S., has been named Principal of Lockett Elementary School for the Orangeburg County School District (OCSD). Fralix, who currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Harleyville Elementary School-Dorchester, SC, will transition to her hometown school for the 2022-2023 school year.

With nearly 15 years of service to South Carolina’s public schools, Fralix holds numerous degrees and certifications, including a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (South Carolina State University, 2007), a Master’s degree of Technology in Education (Lesley University, 2012), also a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Concordia University, 2014), and an Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership in Educational Administration (Capella University, 2019).

Fralix has been the Assistant Principal at Harleyville Elementary for the past two years. Prior to this position, she served as a literacy coach and a first-grade teacher. Ms. Fralix will assume her role as Lockett’s new principal on July 1, 2022. “I look forward to building strong relationships with the students, staff, and community,” said Fralix.

Current Lockett Principal, Dr. Glenda Westbury is thrilled to pass the baton over to Ms. Fralix. “You have a big role ahead of you. Take this leadership position and walk worthy of it. I know you are going to do great things,” Dr. Westbury expressed to Ms. Fralix at Tuesday’s meet-and- greet with Lockett staff.

Superintendent Dr. Shawn Foster is thrilled to welcome Ms. Fralix to the Diistrict. “It’s obvious that Ms. Fralix is student focused. She cares about the importance of the relationships with her

students. She has spent most of her educational career in the classroom. That is what makes her a great asset,” said Dr. Foster.

Ms. Fralix is excited, honored, and blessed to be able to serve as the Principal of Lockett Elementary School. “My goal is to continue to build upon the foundations of excellence laid before me to provide fun, challenging learning opportunities for all students.”