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Superintendent Alex L. Carswell, Jr.

7 months ago

Bringing a World Class Education to Rural                             North Florida!

                                           Preparing College & Career Ready Students


Phone - (386) 755-8003  


Elected 2016 - Term Expires 2020

Lex Carswell

  • Began his career at Carswell Timber Co., a local family owned business
  • 35 years as an Educator (classroom teacher, coach, principal and administrator)
  • 7 1/2 years as Columbia County Assistant Superintendent (under 3 superintendents)
  • 3 years with Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee as the Administrator of Facilities for Kindergarten through University.
Lex has been married for 40 years to Pam, a retired teacher from Westside Elementary.  Their daughter Becky is a nurse and her husband Jim is an engineer and the proud parents of  Brady Reed Carruth .  Their son Alex works for FDLE and his wife Alexis is a kindergarten teacher and the proud parents of  Alex L. Carswell, IV., "Ford".  Lex is an active member, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher at Parkview Baptist Church.

Lex graduated from Columbia High School (1977), Lake City Community College and Florida State University with a Bachelors and Masters Degree.

Words from Lex...

Together I believe that all students and teachers should have a safe, nurturing school that provides an education that will prepare students for their future.

At Columbia County Schools we seek to:

  • provide a safe, positive, efficient, and student driven learning environment
  • offer a world class educational opportunity for all students
  • be a positive influence on everyone that we come in contact with
  • develop world leaders of tomorrow 
  • every single day, every single student will get our best
in 2020 we are focusing on student safety, achievement and organizational efficiency.



   Service * Humility * Integrity * Ownership