Principal

Family

Christopher Gardner

 Hometown:  Heath Springs, SC (Lancaster County)

 Education:    SC High School Diploma - Andrew Jackson High School
                     B.A. Elementary Education - Furman University

                     M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Supervision - Winthrop University
                     Principal Induction Program - SC Department of Education (Office of School Leadership)

 Experience:  Greenville County School District
                     Teacher Intern (5th grade) - Travelers Rest Elementary School
                     Lancaster County School District

                     Math teacher / Basketball coach - Barr Street Junior High School

                     Guidance Director - Lancaster Vocational School

                     Rock Hill School District
                     Project Director - Cities in Schools of Rock Hill / Fort Mill (Alternative School)

                    
Assistant Principal - Northwestern High School (Palmetto's Finest Award Finalist)
                    
Fort Mill School District
                     Assistant Principal - Gold Hill Elementary School (National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence)

                     Principal - Tega Cay Elementary School

Affiliations:   South Carolina Association of School Administrators
                     National Association of Elementary School Principals

Residence:     Rock Hill, SC

Family:
          Wife

           LeAnne - Teacher, Rock Hill School District
           Children

           Austin - Virginia Tech graduate, Beef cattle / row crop farmer in Virginia
          
Madison - Clemson University student, Early childhood education
           Vivian - Northwestern High School student

Community:  Westminster Presbyterian Church
                     York County Young Life Committee

Interests:      Writing
                     Fitness
                     Gamecock athletics
Gospel music
                     Real estate

 Blog:            Simple Tools for Educators

 Heroes:        My parents ... Ray and Pauline


Favorite Educational Quote

The question is never “Is Johnny smart?” … but rather “How is Johnny smart?”.

Author unknown

Favorite Life Quote 
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Billy Graham

Favorite Books
The Bible

Leo the Late Bloomer

Robert Kraus (author), Jose Aruego (illustrator)

What Great Principals Do Differently: 18 Things That Matter Most

Todd Whitaker

Focus: Elevating the Essentials To Radically Improve Student Learning

Mike Schmoker
The Generosity Factor: Discovering the Joy of Giving your Time, Talent, and Treasure
Ken Blanchard & S. Truett Cathy

 

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