Special Services

Ann Bennett (Resource) – Ms. Bennett enjoys teaching at Meadow Glen Middle School. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia College and a Bachelor of Science in Learning Disabilities from Winthrop College. Ms. Bennett enjoys watching many sports, especially the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers, USC Gamecocks, and River Bluff and Meadow Glen Gators. Teaching students with disabilities is a passion and a calling for Ms. Bennett.



Susan Myrick – Mrs. Myrick is excited to begin her 4th year at Meadow Glen.  She is a graduate of College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and teaching children with Learning Disabilities. Mrs. Myrick is married with 3 children.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, exercising, and watching her children in their various sporting activities. smyrick@lexington1.net

Jennifer Williams – Mrs. Williams is excited to be joining the MGM faculty this year as a Special Services teacher.  She is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education.  She is certified in Special Education/Learning Disabilities and Elementary Education.  Mrs. Williams is married and has three children, the oldest beginning his freshman year at Virginia Tech and the youngest entering kindergarten.  She enjoys reading, spending time at the beach, and being crafty.  jbwilliams@lexington1.net

Jennifer Grant – Mrs. Grant is a Special Services teacher at MGM. She received both her B.S.Ed. and M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University. This is her 13th year in the classroom and she cannot think of a career she would love more. Mrs. Grant is married with 3 children, who all attend Lexington One schools. In her spare time, Mrs. Grant enjoys exercise, reading, traveling and shopping at farmer’s markets.JGrant@Lexington1.net, 821-0622

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Anna Stackhouse – Mrs. Stackhouse is excited for another great year with her Meadow Glen family teaching in Special Services.  Mrs. Stackhouse is a Columbia College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with her Boston Terrier, Beans. astackhouse@lexington1.net 

Lyuda Hutchenson (ESOL) – I am from Russia and received my master’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language in Ukraine. I have been teaching ESOL in Lexington 1 since 2002 and have been in MGMS for 6 years, from the day this school was opened.  I hold a National Board certificate in teaching English as a new language. I am also working on my second degree in Literacy.

I have two children and raise them bilingual.  We speak both languages, English and Russian, at home. I am closely connected to Russian speaking community in Columbia-Lexington area. A few years ago I started Russian Puppetry/Drama Club for Russian speaking children.  Our club produces two shows in Russian a year. I also enjoy traveling, reading and jewelry making.

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Trisha Hamilton (RTI Math) – Miss Hamilton is happy to be spending her eighth year as an MGM Gator! After moving to South Carolina from Ohio this is her ninth year teaching in Lexington 1 schools. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Post-Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education focusing on Mathematics and Science from Eastern Michigan University.  She graduated from Columbia College in May 2014 with her Master’s degree in Divergent Learning.  She enjoys University of Michigan Football, working out, lifting weights and being artistically creative.  She considers her time the most well spent when she is spending it with family, friends and her friendly pit bull, Arbor.  THamilton@Lexington1.net821-0665


Rayna Kleckley (RTI ELA) – Mrs. Kleckley has enjoyed working with the Gators at MGMS since the school opened.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with minors in English and History from Columbia College.  She has a Gifted Endorsement and is certified in Middle Level Language Arts and Middle School Social Studies. Mrs. Kleckley is married and has 2 daughters, a son and a son-in-law. She enjoys art, music, fishing, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  rkleckley@lexington1.net and 803-821-0653


Melba Acey (Speech and Language) – Mrs. Acey is an Speech-Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) who loves being a part of the Meadow Glen Middle School Family! Mrs. Acey will be sharing her time with other Lexington One locations.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (2002) and Masters in Speech Pathology (2004) from the University of South Carolina.  She is married with one child and enjoys photography, reading, watching movies, sewing, and spending time with family and friends.   Macey@lexington1.net  or 821-0671.