Lee Academy is a fully accredited K2-12th grade independent school. Our K2-6th grade curriculum provides a strong academic foundation and is geared to prepare students for future academic success. The high school curriculum offers college preparatory studies with dual-enrollment courses offered during a student's Junior and Senior years. Central Carolina Technical College, in partnership with Lee Academy, offers college credit courses on campus during the school day.

It is believed that it is the responsibility of Lee Academy to assist each student to develop his/her full potential in mental, moral, physical, and social development; teach them to accept responsibility, discipline themselves, think independently, make maximum contributions to the betterment of their environment; and to help them meet their educational needs as they progress toward a responsible citizenship in a God-fearing and democratic society.


Faculty & Staff

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Jack Hair

Reverend Jack Hair is joining the Lee Team this year as the Spiritual Life Director. Reverend Hair is a graduate of Columbia International University. He is passionate for students and children as evidenced by his ministry to them for the past 25 years. Reverend Hair has served as a Student Pastor for the past 20 years, with 10 of those years being served at his current church, Friendship Baptist in Lugoff. Prior to his full time ministry, he was employed with the Department of Juvenile Justice for five years. Reverend Hair is also passionate about his family. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Kim, for 18 years. They have three children, Andrew (16), Brinley (14), and Lydia (10). All three of the Hair children will be attending Lee Academy this fall. Reverend Hair is an avid golfer and a huge Florida State Seminoles fan. We are fortunate to have Reverend Hair and his family as a part of our school.

Carly Smith

Carly Smith is making the move to Lee Academy this year as one of the first grade teachers. Additionally, she will be introducing a STEAM Program in our elementary school later in the year. Ms. Smith is originally from Fayetteville and is a graduate of The University of North Carolina but has lived in South Carolina for the past 19 years. She will be joined by two sons, Kemp in the 10th grade and Grayson in the 7th. Ms. Smith has worked in both public and private schools giving her experience in working in multiple types of environments. Her teaching career has taken her to North Carolina, Kansas, Florida, and finally South Carolina. While the majority of her experience has been in first grade, she has also taught in Kindergarten, third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade history and science. Ms. Smith is excited to join the Lee family and to work with willing and helpful parents. We are excited about her joining our team. 

Tyler Barrett

Tyler Barrett is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and previously graduated from one of our SCISA Schools, Laurence Manning Academy. Tyler is awaiting a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He will be joining our staff as the Middle School Language Arts Teacher. Tyler is excited about the opportunity to educate and impact the students here at Lee Academy. “Education and learning are personal passions of mine, and are deeply important. I take the education of the students at Lee Academy very seriously and I intend to provide the absolute best service to the students that I can.” Tyler is the oldest of seven children who all live in Sumter.