The Colt Courier

December 28, 2019

Principal's Message

I hope you are all enjoying a much deserved break by relaxing and spending time with family and friends. I am so happy and proud to be a part of the SES family. I have heard so many wonderful things about Springfield and I am lucky to be a Colt! I look forward to getting to know all of you throughout the rest of this year.



Principal's Bio

I was born just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in a small town in Ohio. I attended Mount Union College in Ohio where I got my degree in Early Childhood Education. After college, I moved to Jacksonville, NC to teach 5th grade for five years. I met my wife Candice there and we moved to Fort Mill. I taught 4th grade for six years at Orchard Park and Doby's Bridge and then became the Assistant Principal at Doby's. I have been AP there for three and a half years. During this time, we had our only child. His name is Brock and he is two. I am so excited to be your Principal at Springfield Elementary and I look forward to a great rest of the year!

School News

  • Please welcome Ana Cabrera, our new bookkeeper to the SFES family.
  • On Friday, January 3rd, there will be a brief meeting from 8-9. Bagels and coffee will be served.
  • I will come in on December 30th and open the building from 12-3 if you need to get in.

Week of January 6-10

Monday- Students Return


Wednesday- Staff Meeting


Friday- Blue Pops, Fantone principal's meeting at 10:00

Quote of the Week

‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ –William Butler Yeats

Happy January Birthdays to the Following Colts!

We hope the following staff members have a wonderful birthday!

January 6- Rachel Marie Oswald

January 7- Kasey Ellsworth

January 14- Claire Birch

January 17- Nicole Gaunt

January 24- Jamie Thomas

January 26- Aaryn Marsters

January 27- Satchel VanVield

Colt Shout Outs

Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome in my transition to SES.

  • If you want to give a shout out to someone in the future, please email me.

SES Teacher Website

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