School District Five names new Adult Education Director

July 1, 2024

Richland School District Five has named veteran administrator Dr. John McMillan as its new Director of Adult Education. McMillan will replace Paula Wright who is retiring.

McMillan currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Dutch Fork High School. Prior to that position, he served as an assistant administrator at Irmo High School. He also has served as an adult education teacher and an English teacher. McMillan holds a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication from Jackson State University and a master’s degree in English Education from South Carolina State University. He received his Doctor of Education in Education Administration from South Carolina State University in 2012.

“I am overjoyed to serve as the director of adult education,” McMillan said. “I am looking forward to serving everyone to the best of my ability. I am so thankful to be in this position, and I hope that everyone is looking forward to the great things we will do together. I know I am.”

McMillan has received numerous awards including Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Assistant Principal of the Year award and a Presidential Award for Services Outside of the Classroom.

“Dr. McMillan is no stranger to the Adult Education arena,” School District Five Chief of Student Services and Planning Dr. Michael Harris said. “He has experience teaching and mentoring adult learners, and has a penchant for ensuring the success of every student. As a seasoned administrator, I am confident that Dr. McMillan will lead the students and staff in the Adult Education Program to even greater heights of success. We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. McMillan’s character to join the team as Director of Adult Education.”