Our Administrators

Our Administrators
Principal: Mr. Shane Sanford
Birthplace: Orangeburg, S.C.
College: College of Charleston (B.S. in Special Education), The Citadel (Masters in Administration)
Educational Work History: Special education teacher at DuBose Middle School, Middle/High School Special Education Interventionist, English teacher at Numazu Daisan Jr. High in Japan, Administrative Intern and Assistant Principal at Eagle Nest Elementary, Assistant Principal at Newington Elementary
Family: Wife-Megumi and sons, Seito (6th grade) and Shunto (3rd grade)
Hobbies/Interests: traveling, reading, canoeing, gardening, and watching football and movies

Being principal of Spann Elementary School is the best job in the world.  Where else can you spend time affecting the lives of children in a positive way daily in such a caring and innovative environment? The role of a principal should be to serve the students, parents, teachers, staff, and community, and it is my intention to do just this every day. Ours is a changing world, and my mission will be to prepare the students of Spann to make a positive impact in their community and the global stage. It will be my pleasure to work with the children of Spann and my promise is that I will treat them as I would my own children. I would love to hear from you so feel free to contact me with your questions or comments at ssanford@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Assistant Principal: Mrs. Marcy Brown
Birthplace: Danville, Va.
Education:
·         South Carolina State University (B.S. in Early Childhood Education,
·         The Citadel (Masters in Elementary Administration)  
o   Noteworthy: National Board Certification (Early Childhood Literacy), Beech Hill Teacher of the Year, and Dorchester District Two Honor Teacher of the Year.
Work Experiences: Berkeley Elementary, Windsor Hill Elementary, Newington Elementary, Beech Hill Elementary ~ Grades K-1; Beech Hill Elementary ~ Literacy Teacher and School Coach; Spann Elementary ~ Title I Curriculum Facilitator
Family: Husband ~ Derek / Children ~ Ethan (11th grade) and Olivia (9th grade)
Hobbies: Traveling, watching movies and sports with the family…we are a softball and swim team family!
 I am extremely excited to take on the role as the assistant principal of Spann! My heart smiles in getting to know the story of each Panda! Our teachers and staff are dedicated, our volunteers and PTA are hard-working, our principal has a great vision, and at the root of all three are our students! I look forward to working with you to solve problems, share perspectives, and celebrate our accomplishments. I can be reached at mbrown@dorchester2.k12.sc.us.