Phone: 803-425-8965


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Estelle Benson

Mrs. Estelle Benson has been serving the Kershaw County School District in education since 1995. She has served as a principal, assistant principal, and teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Winthrop University, a Master of Education degree from Francis Marion University, and an Educational Specialist degree from Cambridge College. She holds the Transformational Leader endorsement from the State Department of Education, and she is also a National Board Certified educator.  Her husband is LeRicko Benson, and her children are Devonte' and Amariya. 

Degree & Certifications:

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Cambridge College

M.Ed. in Remediation, Francis Marion University

B.S. in Elementary Education, Winthrop University

Transformational Leader Endorsement, State Department of Education

Superintendent Certification, Cambridge College

National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist

R2S Endorsement, State Department of Education


Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

BAIS M.Ed Gifted and Talented Education Specialist

Dr. Chandra Richardson

My name is Dr. Chandra Olivia Richardson.  I consider it an honor and privilege to work among such a fine group of teachers, staff, parents and leadership team. 

As a native of Lugoff, South Carolina, my early years of education were in the great halls of Lugoff Elementary, Lugoff- Elgin Middle and Lugoff-Elgin High. In my primary year, I have taught at Lugoff Elementary, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, and Stover Middle School for a total of 22 years of experience.  My educational development is from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, my Masters in Education in Divergent Learners from Francis Marion University, my Education Leadership Degree and Doctor of Education from South Carolina State University.  As a part of the leadership team, I will work together with our leaders and all of you to carry out the vision of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

“It is a Great day to Be Great and You Were… Born for Greatness!”