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LMES Administration

Phone: 803-476-4600        Email:

Principal- Mrs. Kristen Eubanks

Kristen Eubanks proudly serves as the Principal of Lake Murray Elementary. Along with the staff at Lake Murray, she believes that it is the primary role of educators to educate, empower, and encourage all children in a safe and nurturing environment. Mrs. Eubanks looks forward to working in a partnership with the LMES teachers, parents, and the community to ensure every student is challenged, yet nurtured in a positive atmosphere where they are capable of reaching extraordinary goals.  

Her career as an educator began in Richland School District Two. She taught for several years at Lake Carolina Elementary, before becoming the Assistant Principal and then Principal of Bridge Creek Elementary. This year, she looks forward to joining the District 5 team and serving as Principal of Lake Murray Elementary. This year will be her eleventh year serving as a Principal. 

Mrs. Eubanks earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. After deciding to change her career to fulfill her dream of making a positive difference for others, she earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education degree from the University of South Carolina.  Mrs. Eubanks later obtained her Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration from Capella University. 

Under her leadership, she transformed Bridge Creek Elementary into an award winning STEAM-Medical magnet school. In addition, the school was named a South Carolina ASCD Whole Child School, as well as a  Magnet Schools of America New and Emerging School of Distinction, National Demonstration Magnet School, and Magnet School of Excellence. She has also been named the Richland County Educational Office Professionals and South Carolina Educational Office Professionals' Administrator of the Year. 

Mrs. Eubanks has been married for twenty years and has a son, Joseph, who will be in tenth grade this year.  In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending quality time on the lake with her family and friends and her sweet dog Ali (who looks very much like our very own Captain).

Phone: 803-476-4613


Assistant Principal- Mr. Brian Scott

My name is Brian Scott, and I am one of the Assistant Principals at Lake Murray. I grew up in the area, graduating from Chapin High School in 2000. I attended the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business with a degree in Finance and Business Management. After a couple of years in banking and real estate, I decided to pursue my passion for working with children. I reentered USC to obtain my Masters in Elementary Education.

Over the last 15 years, I have worked at two elementary schools in our district, teaching grades third through fifth. After receiving my Masters in Educational Administration, I served as the Administrative Assistant at Irmo Elementary. I am entering my 6th year at LMES, where I look forward to building on the wonderful relationships with our staff and community members. 

My family consists of my wife, Anne, and our five-year-old son, Benjamin, and two-year-old daughter, Barrie. Our administrative team is excited to serve your family any way we can in the coming school year.

Phone: 803-476-4612


Administrative Assistant Principal- Mrs. Elizabeth Knott

Mrs. Knott is excited to serve as the Administrative Assistant Principal this year!  She loves working as a team with teachers and families to bring out the best in the students of Lake Murray Elementary School.  

Mrs. Knott grew up in Chapin and graduated from Chapin High School.  She even served at LMES as a Teacher Cadet in high school, sparking a love for working with children. This year, Mrs. Knott is starting her 18th year in education.  She taught at Red Bank Elementary School for three years before coming to Lake Murray Elementary School.  Over her career, she taught 2nd grade and then served as a Reading Interventionist, Response to Intervention Specialist, and most recently, Reading Coach.  In 2010-11, Mrs. Knott was recognized as the Lake Murray Elementary Teacher of the Year and then in 2011-12, she was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.   

Mrs. Knott earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing with a Minor in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina.  She decided to pursue her passion for education and earned a Master of the Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina.   Mrs. Knott is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University.  

In her free time, Mrs. Knott loves to spend time outdoors with Chad, her husband of 17 years, and Caroline, her daughter who is in 10th grade at Chapin High School.  Mrs. Knott's favorite thing to do with her family is hike to waterfalls in North and South Carolina.  She also loves playing with her dog, Murphy, and spending time on the lake.