Fort Mill School District
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Fantone, Griffin Named New Elementary Principals
Fantone, Griffin Named New Elementary Principals
Posted on 05/29/2019

At the board meeting held Tuesday, May 7, the board voted to approve Adam Fantone and Jad Griffin as Elementary School Principals for the 2020–2021 school year.

Adam Fantone will replace Peter Olinger at Springfield Elementary School as Mr. Olinger transitions to principal of River Trail Elementary School. Mr. Fantone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Mount Union College and a Master’s in the K-12 Principal Program from California University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fantone has worked in education for the past 14 years. He joined the Fort Mill School District in 2010 as an elementary school teacher at Orchard Park and continued on to Doby’s Bridge Elementary, first as a teacher and then in his current role as Assistant Principal. Mr. Fantone has also served as the Summer Camp Program Leader for the district’s Lunch and Learn program. He was previously selected as the 2014-2015 Doby’s Bridge Teacher of the Year.

Jad Griffin will replace Jocelyn Young at Fort Mill Elementary School as Ms. Young transitions to principal of Kings Town Elementary. Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Winthrop University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Western Governor’s University. He has worked in education for the past 11 years first as a fifth grade teacher at Riverview Elementary, followed by Pleasant Knoll Elementary. Mr. Griffin then transitioned into the role of Assistant Principal at Indian Land Elementary before taking his current role as Assistant Principal at Fort Mill Elementary in 2015.  

“We are pleased to announce Mr. Fantone and Mr. Griffin as new principals in our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps. “They are both great examples of the leaders being developed in our district and will help continue the outstanding level of education at both schools.”