Bryce Myers, Director
In August of 1999, I found my workplace home at Lexington Technology Center as a Business and Marketing teacher. Over the last 20 years as a teacher and then administrator, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with faculty, staff, and students at LTC. I believe Career and Technology Education (CTE) is an integral part of the education process as students apply their knowledge from core classes and learn employable skills that make them more marketable when searching for a job. Seeing students’ successes and achievements over that time and after leaving LTC is what makes being an educator worthwhile!
As Director of Lexington Technology Center, Career Education is vital to the high school experience. Students have the opportunity to apply their core learning experiences from Kindergarten through high school. Students have the opportunity to earn industry credentials or certifications at LTC, like Cosmetology Licenses, Microsoft Certifications, AWS Welding certifications, ASE Automotive Technology certifications, iCAR Automotive Collision, iCEV Animal Science, ProStart and SafeServ in Culinary Arts, CNA’s in Health Science, and many more. I believe an ideal education includes rigorous core learning experiences combined with hands-on career education experiences and the pursuit of other interest and activities. I encourage students to begin with an end in mind and formulate an educational pathway to accomplish that goal.
I graduated from Francis Marion University in 1997 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Upon graduation, I interviewed around the state for jobs in operations, management, and sales. However, after working a a church youth camp, I felt led to work with students in education. From there, I enrolled at Winthrop University and completed my Masters of Arts in Teaching in Business Education in December of 1998. After a semester at Mount Pleasant High School in NC, I moved back home to South Carolina and Lexington Technology Center. I have been here since.
Since 1999, I taught Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Marketing Management, Sports Marketing and Sports Management. I also coached golf for ten years. We won five AAAA Girls Golf State Championships (2004-2008). After teaching for eight years, I began working as an administrator. My duties have included instruction, operations, scheduling discipline, shuttle buses, textbooks, inventories, budgets, evaluations, substitutes and more. As assistant director, I help oversee all of the CTE programs at LTC and those CTE programs at Lexington One high schools. In my time working under previous Directors, Ken Lake and Bryan Hearn, there has been tremendous growth. We’ve expanded the building three times and added multiple programs, including various business courses, Engineering, Culinary Arts, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, and our current focus Computer Science and IT. Time has flown by, and it has been a wonderful experience!
I live in Lexington with my wife, Carlee, and four children: Brayden, McKenna, Carson, and Reeves. I’m a Gamecock fanatic. I enjoy all sports, especially golf. I love to cook, spend time with family and friends, and give back whenever and wherever possible.
Tradd Denny, Assistant Director
I excited to be starting my 15th year in education and my third year at LTC. I began my education career in 2004 as a business education teacher at Saluda High School in the Saluda County Schools. I joined Gilbert High School in 2006 as a business education teacher and moved to Lexington Technology Center in 2009. In 2012, I joined Lexington School District Two as an assistant principal at Northside Middle School before joining River Bluff High School when it opened in 2013. I served as a teacher and assistant principal at River Bluff High School for four years before returning back to LTC this school year. During my years at Saluda, Gilbert and River Bluff, I coached football and baseball and I was fortunate to be a part of the coaching staff at Gilbert that won the 2008 AA Baseball State Championship.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of Charleston and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. I have secondary education and secondary administration certifications.
I live in Lexington with my beautiful wife, Sabra, and my two precious daughters, Taylor and Ashlan. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf and spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing
Carla McKenzie Stegall, Assistant Director
It’s so hard to believe this will be my 24th year in education! I began my career as a young French teacher in Richland County, followed by a few years in Barnwell schools before starting our family. When the kids were a little older, I returned to the classroom, expanding my certifications to include Spanish and English as a New Language while teaching in Haywood County schools in NC. Upon returning to South Carolina, I taught English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for ten years in Lexington One, during which I had opportunities to earn a couple more degrees as well as National Board certification in English as a New Language. In 2015 I had the opportunity to serve as Coordinator of ESOL in Lexington Two Schools at the district level, working with and learning from some wonderful educators. This summer, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to return home to Lexington One, joining the team at Lexington Technology Center.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in French from Furman University, a Master’s of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. I have secondary and elementary administration certifications.
I currently live in Columbia with my awesome husband, Dr. Chris Stegall, who is a music educator. We have three grown children—Mitchell (26), Elliot (24), and Meredith (20)—a Great Pyrenees, Spencer, and a beagle, Annabelle. I love singing and playing piano, as well as gardening and raising chickens, and my dream is to micro-farm with a few acres in the country!
I am looking forward to a great year at LTC and can hardly wait to get to know our students and see the work they will do.