Mrs. Leigh Burton is a native of Anderson, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Clemson University and a Master of Education Degree in School Administration from Furman University. She began her teaching career as a special education teacher at Southside High School in Greenville County.

Over a span of twenty years, Mrs. Burton has served as an instructional facilitator, assistant principal and principal in Anderson School District Five. Mrs. Burton currently serves as Director of Special Services in Anderson School District Three. The philosophy of the Special Services Department is to provide each student with an individualized program designed to meet the student’s needs as an exceptional learner in accordance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The goal is to enable each student to utilize the potential that he/she possesses to become a well-adjusted contributing member of society. We believe that each student, regardless of exceptionality, is entitled to this opportunity in the least restrictive environment.

Mrs. Burton and her husband Wayne have four children and reside in Anderson. They enjoy being in the country, camping and the Clemson Tigers. Mrs. Burton is proud to work in Anderson School District Three with such an amazing staff, students and community.