Administrative Team

  • Administrative Team

    The administrative team at LMS works as a team to provide leadership to our students and staff. We strive to establish a partnership with families to better serve our students. Please contact the administrator listed below if you have questions related to their areas of responsibility. 

Phone: 336-242-1567


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joe Stone, Principal

Welcome, Lexington Middle School Jackets as we swarm into 2022-2023 school year.  I am indeed excited about the opportunity to lead, serve, and learn from the Lexington Middle School Yellow Jacket family.  I hold this assignment in high regard and want nothing less than to be beneficial to the community, our school families, and most importantly, our students.

I am a veteran school leader with more than 20 years of service devoted towards education. I began my career as an Exceptional Children’s teacher and as a multi- sport coach.  Prior to my leadership roles with Lexington City School, I was fortunate enough to serve as an Assistant Athletic Director, assistant principal, Elementary and Alternative school principal as well as the school administrator for a juvenile detention facility.

Prior to doing the work, I received an undergraduate degree from Liberty University, where I was fortunate enough to be a Division 1 Scholarship Athlete. Upon being hired to teach, I enlisted in the Piedmont Alternative Licensure program at Greensboro College and received certification to teach Special Education.  I received a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and have begun post-graduate studies toward an advanced degree of Educational Specialist.

My wife, Olivia, serves as a school administrator as well, and we are the proud parents of 16-year-old fraternal twin boys, Aiden and Jaden. My hobbies include shuttling the boys to different sporting events, fishing, reading, doing yard work and just hanging out with the family.

I am looking forward to putting all of my strengths and talents to use as we grow together and foster a spirit of excellence for every Yellow Jacket and to inspire them to take advantage of every  opportunity to “Be Somebody”!


Phone: (336)242-1567


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Sylvester Hairston, Assistant Principal

Greeting Lexington Middle School Family.,

As a native of Lexington, NC and  a graduate of Lexington Senior High School, I am proud to be a member of the Administrative Team where I once attended school. I am  looking forward to the many collaborations that will take place during the 2022-2023 school year that will ensure that our students have a safe and nurturing learning environment that will foster positive life-long relationships.

I received my undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural  and Technical State University in Computer Technology. I later received a graduate's degree, also from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Industrial Technology, while completing the requirements for my initial teaching licensure. I later completed the requirements to receive an add-on licensure in the area of Executive Leadership in Education, for Garner-Webb University. 

My journey as an educator began here, at Lexington Middle School , almost 20 years ago, where I began as a lateral entry math teacher. I served as an 8th grade math teacher for 17 years. During the past 4 years, I have served as the  6th, 7th and 8th grade assistant principal. All of my years of experience have occurred at this one location. 

I am optimistic about the direction that we are heading at Lexington Middle School and I look forward to helping to lead the way to ensure that we help provide a limitless future for all of our students.


Phone: (336)242-1567


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Monique Wells, Assistant Principal

Greeting Yellow Jacket Family. I could not be more proud and excited about joining the team at Lexington Middle School as the 7th-grade assistant principal.

I was born in Bronx, New York but graduated from Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and continued my educational course work THE Appalachian State University in the beautiful mountains of Boone, NC. There I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics and Sociology. After many years as a Mathematics teacher and during my tenure at Lexington Senior High School, I was able to complete my graduate degree in Executive Leadership,at Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC - in the midst of a Pandemic. My most important work is that of the mother of a rising 4th grader at PES and a loving Matipoo Asher.

It is my honor to begin my 10th year in education and my 7th year in Lexington City Schools at LMS. Working diligently the last year as an instructional coach and AP Calculus teacher, I bring my practicum expertise and connections with the Lexington Community. We are working hard to continue to showcase and develop future greatness at LMS. 

Phone: 336-242-1567


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Lakeshia Wilson

I am excited to be joining Lexington Middle School as your new 6th grade Assistant Principal. What an honor it is to be here with you. Secondly, I want to welcome all of you back for 2022-2023 school year! I am excited to work closely with all administrators and educators to ensure the success and well-being of all of our students. 

As an ambitious professional with communication proficiency and extensive classroom experience, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to serve at LMS. I was born and raised in Lexington, NC. I've had the pleasure of teaching in Lexington City Schools for 10 years. I am married with a three year old son. I graduated May 15, 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and December 12, 2010 I completed the requirements for my K-6 Licensure. In 2019, I received my masters in Executive Leadership Studies from Gardner-Webb University.

LMS is such a special place to learn and grow. Together, with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our new LMS theme - “Setting the Course for Success!” will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment. Our goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning. Above all, I look forward to listening, learning, and observing what makes LMS flourish. 

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Wilson- #JacketPride 

Office Support

  • Secretary

  • Data Manager

A Principal's Pledge

  • I will put students first

  • I will be visible

  • I will engage our community

  • I will be direct

  • I will empower

  • I will make tough decisions

  • My vision will extend beyond standardized tests

  • I will be accountable