Charleston County School District (CCSD) announces and welcomes Stephanie Spann as principal at Simmons-Pinckney Middle School. Spann has served as an assistant principal at James Island Charter High for the past nine years.
Spann began her career as an educator in 1994 as the Director of Bands at Berkeley Middle School in Moncks Corner, SC. She went on to serve in the same position at Carolina Forest Education Center, Berkeley High School, Baptist Hill High School, and R.D. Schroder Middle School over the next 11 years. In 2007, Spann was named Teacher of the Year as a music educator at Brentwood Middle.
Spann entered administration in 2008 as an assistant administrator at St. John’s High School overseeing the school’s Ninth Grade Academy. Two years later, she joined the staff at Burke High as an assistant principal where she was responsible for daily operations of middle grades programs and coordinated school testing for PASS and MAP. In 2011, she became an assistant principal at James Island Charter High.
Spann holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Education in Secondary Administration and Supervision from Charleston Southern University. She also participated in the South Carolina Department of Education’s Assistant Principals’ Program for Leadership Excellence in 2010 and their Developing Aspiring Principals Program in 2018. Additionally, Spann holds a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School.