Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998

Board of Trustees

Kristy SpearsMrs. Kristy Spears - Chairwoman
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Mrs. Spears was elected to the Fort Mill School Board in 2016. She and her husband, Robert, live in Tega Cay with their daughter.

Spears is a long term resident of the area, having attended Fort Mill Schools from elementary through graduation from Fort Mill High School in 1986. She graduated from Clemson University in 1990 with a B.S. In Mathematics, where she was hired by Bank of America (then NCNB) into their technology division. She held multiple leadership positions in Project and Risk Management until retirement in 2014.

Mrs. Spears has always been an active volunteer in her daughter's schools. She has served multiple roles on PTO / PTA Boards, Parent Liaison Committee, School Improvement Council, and AdvancED Accreditation Committee for the Fort Mill School District. She was active in the Tega Cay Community Relations Committee. She Co-Chaired the successful 2015 Keep Our Schools Strong Bond Referendum Committee, which earned her the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award from the Tega Cay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Michele BranningMrs. Michele Branning - Vice Chairwoman
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Mrs. Branning was elected to the Fort Mill School Board in 2014. During her time on the board she has served as the chair for the policy committee and has served on the Strategic Planning Committee. She has earned Level 4 for outstanding boardmanship from the South Carolina School Boards Association.

Michele is a Rotarian with the Fort Mill Rotary Club, a Rotary board member, a Paul Harris Fellow and the 2016 Rotarian of the Year. She is the President elect nominee for the 2018 Rotary year. She has received a Meritorious Mast from the Fort Mill High School JROTC and Eagle honor for her dedication and support to the cadets and program since 2013.

Mrs. Branning is the past co-owner of Carolina Mobility Sales, Savannah Mobility Sales and Achieve Mobility Sales, which offers wheelchair accessible vehicles and equipment for people with special needs and disabilities. She and her husband Jim are the proud parents of Michael, a Senior at Fort Mill High School and Nik, a 2012 graduate of Fort Mill High School and Furman University. Michele is originally from Indiana and attended Purdue University.

Before being elected to the Board, Mrs. Branning was involved in Fort Mill Schools, spearheading Pleasant Knoll Elementary School's inaugural Parent Teacher Organization where she served as President and was the 2013 Bond Referendum Co-Chair. Michele has served on School Improvement Councils at her children’s schools as well as holding numerous committee and board positions within all parent booster organizations. She was a founding member and board member for The Fort Mill Gridiron Club, serving as fundraising chairperson for the first 2 years as well as secretary. She is currently the vice president of the Fort Mill High School JROTC booster club.

Wayne BouldinMr. Wayne Bouldin 
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Mr. Bouldin, a 25 year resident of Fort Mill, has served on the Fort Mill School Board since 2009, including a prior 2 year stint as Vice Chairman. Before his election to the school board, he was a tri-chair for the 2008 bond referendum, a $96 million referendum that allowed the district to build TCES, DBES, BTMS/NAFO stadium, and purchase land for future needs. He also served 7 years on School Improvement Councils at elementary, middle, and high school levels including leadership roles as chair at each level.

Mr. Bouldin is a graduate of NC State. He has 3 years of manufacturing industry experience in various engineering roles. He volunteers as First Responder and a First Responder Trainer.

He has served the community in many capacities in addition to his duties on the school board. Mr. Bouldin coached Fastpitch Softball for recreation league and travel teams for 7 years, has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 38 years, including 14 years on the Executive Board of the Palmetto Council (currently serving) and 8 years as Vice President of Programs, and former scoutmaster of Troop 108. He is a Silver Beaver award recipient, received  the Scouter of the Year recognition, is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, and served as the Course Director for Wood Badge SR-1019 (adult leader training course).

Mr. Bouldin has been married to his wife, Harriett, for 30 years. They have two children, who both graduated from Fort Mill schools, and two grandchildren attending schools in the district currently. He has two daughters teaching in the district as well. Mr. Bouldin is a member St. John’s United Methodist Church, where he has served as a youth leader and member of the Praise Band. 

Tom AudetteMr. Tom Audette
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Mr. Audette was first elected to the Fort Mill School Board in 2012 and has been re-elected for a second term in 2016. He is employed by AT&T as a Regional Area Manager and his team oversees corporate clients throughout the Southeast, along with all their additional locations both domestic and internationally. He and his wife Dianne have 5 daughters, and 3 of his daughters attending school in the Fort Mill School District. Mr. Audette has earned an MBA from Columbia Southern University, BS from Eastern Oregon University, AS in Network Support and an AS in Programming from Champlain College and also a Certificate in Financial Planning from Saint Michael’s College. He has also earned a Six Sigma certification along with several SC State School Board certifications. Mr. Audette is involved in many Christian outreach programs. He also enjoys being a fishing and hunting outdoors sportsman.


Diane DasherMrs. Diane Dasher 
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Mrs. Dasher was elected to the Fort Mill School Board in 2002.  During her time on the board she has served as Vice Chair, Legislative Liaison, Grassroots Advocacy Liaison, as the board representative for Parent Liaison and Foundation for Fort Mill Schools, and on the policy committee.  She has earned Level 6, the highest level, for outstanding boardmanship from the South Carolina School Boards Association. 

Before she was elected to the board she was active in all the schools her children attended.  She helped to organize and serve as president of the parent organizations for Gold Hill Elementary and Gold Hill Middle Schools and she was a member of the School Improvement Council, Strategic Planning, Band Boosters Organization, and Bond Referendum committees. 

Mrs. Dasher’s community activities include serving on the executive committee of York County All on Board Coalition, as a member of Tobacco Free York County, and Meals on Wheels.  She is actively involved in her church.

Ms. Dasher has a BS in Education from Indiana University of PA and a MEd from UNC Greensboro. She is an interior decorator and owns her own business.  She and her husband Luther Dasher have lived in Fort Mill for 23 years.  They have two children, both of whom attended Fort Mill schools and graduated from Fort Mill High School.

Scott FrattaroliDr. Scott Frattaroli
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Dr. Scott Frattaroli has been married to his wife, Beth, for 19 years, and has two sons, Anthony, a freshman at Nation Ford High School and Dominic, a 4th grader at Springfield Elementary School. Dr. Frattaroli is a Corporate Training and Documentation Team Manager for TD Bank. Dr. Frattaroli received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University, and his Elementary Teaching Certification and B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Frattaroli worked in the Fort Mill School District for eighteen years. He taught second grade at Fort Mill Primary School, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1999. He's served as the assistant principal at Riverview Elementary School, and the principal of Springfield Elementary School, Sugar Creek Elementary School, and Doby's Bridge Elementary School. He also served as the principal/project manager in charge of opening Sugar Creek Elementary School, Pleasant Knoll Elementary School, Doby's Bridge Elementary School, and Tega Cay Elementary School.

In addition to his previous work experience with the Fort Mill School District, Dr. Frattaroli has been involved in leadership with many outside civic and philanthropic organizations. He served as an adjunct professor in the Counseling and Leadership Department at Winthrop University. He served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Western Carolinas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the York County Boys and Girls Club, and the Follett Educational Services National Educators Advisory Board. He also has been Camp Director for Camp KUDOS, a camp for children with Type I Diabetes. He is currently an Elder at Unity Presbyterian Church.


board chair, Patrick WhiteMr. Patrick White
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Mr. White has served on the Fort Mill School Board since 2002 and as the Chairman of the Board from 2010 through 2016. Mr. White is a native of Fort Mill and a product of its school system. A graduate of The Citadel (1988), Mr. White served twelve years as a commissioned officer in the US Army and SC National Guard. He also worked for Springs Industries for 22 years in plant management and supply chain positions before taking a position at Comporium Communications, where he has been the VP of Supply Chain since 2010.

Mr. White has been married to his wife, Jamie, for 26 years. They have two children who also are products of the Fort Mill school system. His family has been a member of Unity Presbyterian Church his entire life. He is an avid Carolina Panther fan and expert alligator hunter.

In addition to serving on the Fort Mill School Board, Mr. White is active in other civic organizations, including the Fort Mill Rotary Club and the Fort Mill Area Council of the York County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on several boards, including the United Way, ASC Greenway, and SC Future Minds. As a result of his involvement with the community, he was awarded Fort Mill’s Civic Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and Fort Mill Citizen of the Year in 2016.