Lexington One Online Learning Academy

Stobo VanHorne

Social Studies

I graduated from Newberry High School in 1993 and then attended the University of South Carolina from 1993-1999, earning a B. A. in History and an M.T. in Secondary Social Studies.  In 2006, I earned National Board Certification. I began teaching eighth- and ninth-grade at Lexington Middle School.  Over the years, I have taught a variety of history and social studies courses as well as leadership and health classes.  I have also coached boys’ B-team, varsity and junior varsity basketball at Lexington High School.  Currently I am the BMS boys’ basketball coach. My wife teaches kindergarten at Gilbert Primary.  We have three daughters:  Emma, Julia, and Kate.

Stacy Beverly


 I graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science from Francis Marion University and in 1998, I finished Clemson University with certification in Elementary Education.  In 2004, I finished my masters from the Citadel with a degree in Elementary Leadership and Supervision. 

I began my teaching career in 1998.  I have nine years of experience as a teacher and thirteen years of experience as an administrator.   When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family and friends on the lake, at the pool or at the beach.   As a family, we also love to go to Clemson football games.   sbeverly@lexington1.net

Christine Rivers


I am Christine Rivers.  This is my 25th year of teaching.  I am a military wife.  My +30 is in English as a Second Language. I received my Masters from Lesley University in Curriculum and my B.S. in Health/Physical Education at Springfield College, MA.  I enjoy traveling, exercising, cooking, and adventures with my family.  I can be contacted by email at crivers@lexington1.net.

Garrick Ball


I have been teaching since 2006, having taught 6th- and 8th-grade science at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School and 8th-grade at Pelion Middle before coming to Beechwood Middle for this upcoming school year. I earned a B. S. degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University. Currently, I am a member of the Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship and am a candidate for National Board Certification in Middle-Level Science. I coach football here at Beechwood and have coached baseball and basketball as well since 2007. My hobbies include sports, traveling, and fishing. In my class, we will create an enriching learning community that involves critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. gball@lexington1.net

William Polascak


I have been teaching math since 2005, first in Florida, and now in South Carolina, although I am originally from New Jersey. I received my degree from Florida Atlantic University in education, and then my wife and I went back for our master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix.  I love teaching math. Since it is not known as the most “fun” subject, I try to make it as interesting as possible and make each class educational and fun! When not at work, I enjoy time with my wife and son. I am an avid football fan (Gators for college and JETS for pro) but also enjoy watching movies, playing games, and reading. wpolascak@lexington1.net 

Elizabeth Fraser


I began my teaching career in Lexington School District One in 1998.  My undergraduate degree is from Louisiana Tech University, and I received my master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.  My certification level is masters plus 30 and includes biology, middle-level science, general science, and elementary education with the status of highly qualified in each of these areas.  I also hold certification in online teaching.  Before joining Beechwood Middle School I taught at Midway Elementary, Lexington Middle School, and Pleasant Hill Middle School. My husband and I have three wonderful sons.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, and reading. efraser@lexington1.net

Kimberly Sparks


I have been teaching since 2013.  I have taught English I Honors in both North Carolina and South Carolina.  I am excited about teaching eighth grade English Language Arts and Honors English I at BMS.  I have my Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education English.  I love spending time with family and friends. You may reach me at ksparks@lexington1.net