Dr. Lurma Swinney
I am the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction.
I graduated from Wilson High School in Florence, where I also taught for twelve of my thirty years in education. I have been fortunate to serve in so many communities in South Carolina, including Hopkins Middle School, St. Andrews Middle School, West Florence High School, Timmonsville High School, Hartsville High School, Alfred Rush Academy in Florence, and also at East Orange High School in New Jersey.
I earned a Bachelors degree from Francis Marion University, a Masters degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a PhD from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
My passion is writing. I have published five novels, and assisted the Wilson High School Literary Club with publishing two novels.
I am excited for this year and what we can do together!
Mr. Noel Hazzard
It is my pleasure to serve as an Assistant Principal at Lee Central High School.
For the past nineteen years, I have enjoyed my career as an educator in South Carolina. I began my career as a high school History teacher in Spartanburg County, where I worked for 10 years, during which time I served as a head soccer coach. I am also a head coach with the South Carolina United Football Club.
For the last nine years, I have been serving as an administrator in Lee County School District. In this capacity, I have led district-wide professional development, served on the High Schools that Work team, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Cognia Diagnostic Review Team, and the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).
My wife, Dr. Nikki Hazzard, and I enjoy being part of this community.
I believe in encouraging our students by all means, because it is so necessary to what we do.
Mrs. Anjennette James
Welcome Back Stallion Family.
I am Mrs. Anjennette Moses James. It has been an honor serving in the Lee County School District for the last five years. The 2023-2024 school year marks the start of my twenty-sixth year in education. It is my intent as an educator to help foster success in the youth of Lee County through a safe and secure learning environment so that they will blossom into productive citizens.
I am married, a mother of four grown adults, and a grandmother of one highly intelligent grandson. My leisure time consists of traveling and attending sporting events. There are many exciting things happening at Lee Central High School that will certainly have a positive impact on student growth and achievement.
Come Grow With Us!
Ms. Tonya Porter
I joined the Lee County School District in August 2012 and currently serve as the Coordinator of Lee County Career and Technology Center, the Site Coordinator for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and the Work-Based Learning Coordinator (WBL). I was nominated as the Teacher of the Year for three consecutive years and mentored first-year teachers during that time. I am the proud parent of two children: Qayshawn and Tatum.
My previous experiences in the world of business have been linked to the education community, business, and industry. I was born and raised in Lee County and attended West Lee Elementary School. I attended the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Sumter High School in June 1992. I attended Saint Leo University, Shaw AFB, SC, where I received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. I continued my undergraduate studies at Troy State University, Shaw AFB, SC, receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a minor in Human Resources plus an additional 30 hours towards my second Master’s Degree in Science Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.
I have had the honor of conducting an interview with Mr. Jim Clyburn, U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th Congressional District, along with the Media Literacy Team at the Career Center. I have also had an opportunity to interview the late Al Jarreau, Sheila E., and many other celebrities."
My favorite motto is from Maya Angelou: "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.”