Administration


Dr. Bill Coon- Principal 

I am excited to serve you as the principal  of Meadow Glen Middle School. I have a passion for teaching and learning. Most recently I served as the principal of Pleasant Hill Middle School here in Lexington One. I have been very fortunate to work with many wonderful students, parents, and educators and because of their hard work our schools have been recognized as Red Carpet Award winners, Palmetto Gold recipients, Exemplary Writing winners, Middle Level Professional Development Award winners, and we have made the School Improvement Honor Roll. I enjoy presenting at both state and national conferences, I serve on the CERRA Board of Directors as well as the SC Middle School Association Board.  I love to read, water ski, fish and travel. I look forward to working with you next year! Go Gators!

BCoon@lexington1.net or 803-821-0601

Natalie O. Smith-  Dean for Innovative Relationships and Learning

Mrs.Osborne Smith helped to open MGM with the faculty and staff in 2012-2013 school year. Prior to being at MGM, “Dean Ozzy” worked in Lexington County School District One for 9 years and has 15 years of education experience. She started out as an elementary Spanish teacher in Lexington District Two and joined the Lexington One family in 2003 as a Spanish teacher at Pelion Middle School. In 2005 she helped to open Pleasant Hill Elementary as the Technology Integration Specialist. In 2011 Mrs. Osborne Smith then joined Lexington Middle School as an Assistant Administrator. Mrs. Osborne Smith has a Bachelors from Presbyterian College in History and Spanish and has a Masters in Secondary Education and another in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation around school leadership from Concordia University. “Dean Ozzy” loves birding, hiking, mountain biking, traveling, baking, and playing/watching ice hockey.

NSmith@lexington1.net or 803-821-0605

Kailanya S. Brailey – Brailey PhotoDean of Character and Academic Development

Dean Brailey is looking forward to having a great first year as a member of the MGM Gator Family! This is also her first year in Lexington School District One, and she is so happy to have the opportunity to work with the students in her community. She taught 8th and 10th grade Language Arts for three years at Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five before moving to Lexington and teaching 7th grade Language Arts and Journalism for five years at Chapin Middle School in Lexington Five. While at Chapin Middle School, she became a National Board Certified Teacher. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education from Winthrop University, a Master’s in Education (specializing in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) from Walden University, and a Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association and the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Aside from performing duties as “The World’s Greatest Auntie” to her precious nieces and nephews, Dean Brailey enjoys getting lost in a good book, traveling, and discovering new restaurants.

Kbrailey@lexington1.net or 803-821-0614

Kyle Meetze – Dean of Character and Academic Development

Meetze

Dean Meetze is from Lexington, South Carolina.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He also has a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education (biology) and a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of South Carolina. He holds certifications in secondary teaching (science), middle level teaching (science) and secondary school leadership, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Mr. Meetze previously served as lead teacher and science teacher for the TWO Academies, a single gender magnet program at Dent Middle School in Richland School District Two. Dean Meetze has presented for school, district, state, and national audiences.  He is a member of PSTA, SCASA, and SCASCD.

When not at school, Mr. Meetze enjoys Gamecock sports, traveling, and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and camping with his family.

KMeetze@lexington1.net or 803-821-0613

 

 

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