I am excited to be the new Principal of Camden Middle School. Previously, I served for four years as the Assistant Principal at Stover Middle, and two years as the Director of Alternative Education for the Continuous Learning Center & Virtual Academy. This is my 13th year in education, all of them in Kershaw County.
I am proud that I am a product of the Kershaw County School District. My educational background beyond Kershaw County includes a B.A. from Newberry College and an M.Ed. in Administration from the University of South Carolina. My professional experience includes writing curriculum, leading professional committees, working with students of various talents and interests, and coaching multiple sports.
I am married to Amy Godwin Faulkenberry and we have two sons, Corbett and Hudson, and one daughter, Charlotte.
I look forward to a great year with the CMS family as we strive to make our school the best it can be for our students, parents, teachers, and the overall community.
Degrees and Certifications:
- Graduate of Camden High School
- Graduate Newberry College
- BA History/Education
- M.Ed. in Administration University of South Carolina
Lynley Jones-Blankenship began her teaching career at Leslie M. Stover Middle School in 2011 as a sixth-grade science and mathematics teacher. In 2020, she joined the staff at the Continuous Learning Center as an elementary and middle school teacher, also serving as the testing, 504 and MTSS coordinator, and as a student advisor. Since 2022, Jones-Blankenship has served at Camden Middle School as a seventh-grade math teacher, sixth-grade math interventionist, mentor teacher, testing coordinator, SIC and PTO representative, and stand-in administrator.
Jones-Blankenship earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree in teacher leadership from the University of Phoenix, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University, and a master’s degree in education administration from Grand Canyon University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in teacher leadership in digital transformation from Capella University.
In 2021, she was named a KCSD Honor Roll Teacher. Jones-Blankenship completed the Kershaw County Developing Administrators Program and is a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association.
Jones-Blankenship and her husband Trent reside in Elgin and are the proud parents of Haisley.
Hello, War Eagles!
My name is Courtney Robinson, and I am elated to begin my administrative career as Assistant Principal at Camden Middle School. I look forward to working with our 7th graders and 8th graders with last names, M-Z.
I attended Columbia College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Level Education with a concentration in Math and History. I also obtained a Master of Education degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College as well. I hold a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Middle Grades). I am currently working on my Doctorate of Education in Curriculum.
I began my teaching career in 2011 at Kelly Mill Med Pro Middle School in Richland School District Two. I taught 6th-8th math and most recently was the Math Interventionist and AVID Elective Teacher. I was also named Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.
I am originally from Florence, SC; although I have called Columbia home for the past 20 years. Outside of school, I enjoy theater and spending time with my family. I am mom to one son, Caleel, who is also a middle schooler. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Degrees and Certifications:
- B.A. Middle Level Education (Math and History)
- M.Ed. Divergent Learning
- M.Ed. Administration and Supervision
- Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction
- Gifted and Talented
- Read to Succeed