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Shane Sanford

Mr. Shane Sanford

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 (college sophmore) and Shunto (11th 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

Shane Sanford