Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce and welcome 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.
About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees districtwide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.
CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.