Principal's Message

Principal Chris Dickey
I am excited to be the new principal here at Congaree Elementary. I, along with new Assistant Principal Angela Brown, are getting settled in and ready for the new school year!
Let me share a bit about who we are.
I most recently served as Associate Principal at Riverbank Elementary, helping to open that school in 2018 after serving as principal at BC Grammar No. 1. I previously worked in Cumberland County Schools and Johnston County Schools, both in North Carolina, and in Rock Hill District Three and Richland District Two before arriving in Lexington Two about three years ago. I was born in South Carolina and was raised in a military family. I have a bachelor’s in education from Claflin University, a master’s of school administration from Fayetteville State University, and an Ed.S in educational administration from SC State University. My wife, Latha, and I have a daughter, Alana.

Ms. Brown most recently served as Assistant Principal at Congaree-Wood Early Childhood Center since arriving in Lexington Two about four years ago. She previously taught fourth through seventh grades for 10 years in Lexington One.  She’s a graduate of Airport High School and received a bachelor’s in elementary education and a master’s in administration from the University of South Carolina. She has three adult children -- Merideth, 19; Phillip, 22; and Alex, 24, a Marine officer. 

We can't wait to meet our students and start the new school year on Monday, August 19.
Mark 5-7 pm Thursday, August 15, on your calendar. We'll be having a back-to-school meet and greet event and hope to see you there. In the meantime, feel free to email us -- or

Chris Dickey