Lexington 2 District Office issues statement on Shane Thackston’s passing

Release from the: Lexington 2 School District Office:

shaneShane Thackston was an amazing friend and colleague, as well as an outstanding educator who had a great relationship with students and staff. He knew how to mentor young children, and always had the best interest of the students at the peak of his decision making.

Shane had an upbeat attitude and dedication to being an educator and was proactive with his ideas for improving programs for students. He always stepped up and followed through to make connections that would make the school and district community better.

Photo Submitted: Thackston with Springdale Elementary students.

Shane served Lexington School District Two as a teacher, Administrative Assistant, Assistant Principal, and Principal.   He also trained Lexington Two staff members in CPI and the Terry Alderman Classroom Management Program.

Everyone who knew and had the pleasure of working with Shane appreciate the passion and love for student success that he stood for. He was an amazing person who loved his family, his friends, and his Lexington District Two family. Shane has left a positive imprint on the Lexington District Two family that will enrich the lives of students for years to come.

He will be deeply missed.
Lexington Two wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Shane.


  1. Mary Basden says:

    He was indeed. Whenever I did afterschool daycare pickup, he was always out there with the students! He was there with them and interacting, making them feel special and acknowledging each as they loaded onto bus. He did not have to do all this, but he did, that was just who he was. A hands on person who loved doing what he did! He made sure to tell all students bye and to have a good day. He was the best of the best!!!

  2. Thelma A. Ballew says:

    We, at The Heritage Funeral Home, had the honor of serving the Thackston family, at this time. Many students and young adults came to show respect to their leader and mentor. Thank you, Shane, for making a difference in so many lives. He will be missed. Thelma A. Ballew

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