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 the 2nd half of the 2nd quarter of the 2021-2022 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 2021 -2022 school 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. Nicole Shamberger, Assistant Principal

I am thrilled to be with the Lexington Middle School Yellow Jackets as the 6th-grade assistant principal. I am a native of New York City, New York. I received my undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University in Mathematics and my graduate degree from Gardner Webb University in Executive Leadership.

Most of my 16 years in education have taken place in the Guilford County School District. I started in 2005 as a 7th grade Math teacher at Hairston Middle School. (2005-2008) Then I spent the next ten years teaching 6-8 grade math and Math 1 at High School Ahead Academy and Allen Middle School. (2008-2018) After completing my graduate degree, I accepted a Multi-Classroom Leader position for the next two years at Jackson Middle School.(2018-2020)

I am the mother of two wonderful children, Jasmine and Joshua and Memaw, to my beautiful granddaughter Jewel. I also have a dog named Rex. I spend my free time fellowshipping with my family and close friends. I also enjoy crocheting and painting.

My mission is to inspire every person I encounter to be the change in the world they want to see. I believe that all students can be successful. However, the students and the adults in their lives must hold them accountable for their actions and academic success. I believe that school is a partnership, and we must have clear communication on expectations and needs. My mission is to hold all students to a high standard and provide support to meet and exceed those standards.

This is going to be an amazing year!

Phone: (336)242-1567


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melissa Blackburn, Administration Intern

I am excited about joining the Lexington Middle School's administration team as a principal intern for the 2021-2022 school year. I am grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to learning with the administrative team to make this a fantastic school year in The Hive.

I received my undergraduate degree from High Point University in Mental Disabilities. I later returned to High Point University for a graduate degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education. I also have an add-on certification for Exceptional Children Director and Leadership and Elementary Education (K-6). I am currently working towards another graduate degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro for school administration through the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program.

Before joining the LMS family, I taught Special Education at Pickett Elementary School for thirteen years and at Fort Dorchester Elementary School in Summerville, South Carolina, for five years. I am ecstatic about the possibilities that this school year will bring and proud to be a part of the Jacket Family as we challenge all students to "Be Somebody."


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