Hello, my name is Jason Lesley. I am so blessed to be a part of Spearman
Elementary. Here is just a small part of
my journey to become the Principal here at the best school in South Carolina!
Like our students here,
I also attended Spearman many years ago.
When I became the principal here 8 years ago, 4 of my wonderful teachers
who taught me were still working here (that was very surreal). I am of course a
proud graduate of Wren High School - Class of 1994!. I then attended Erskine College
where I played baseball for 4 yrs. and majored in physical education. After
graduating in 1998 I taught Special Education at West Greenville
Alternative School for 4
½ years. I then taught Physical Education
at Spearman Elementary in Anderson School District One for 3 years. While at Spearman I also coached baseball at
Wren High School. I graduated in August
2006 from Furman University with a Master’s Degree in School Leadership. I then traveled to Pickens County to be the
Assistant Principal at Dacusville Elementary for 2 years. During this time I also enjoyed teaching
Adult Ed. at night. After my time in
Pickens County I was blessed to return to Anderson One as the Assistant
Principal at Concrete Primary and West Pelzer Elementary (at the same time,
during the same year!). I am currently working on my Educational Specialist
Degree and Doctorate Degree in School Leadership.
I have an amazing
family. My wife Sandy and I have been
married for 15 wonderful years. We have
3 children: Canon 8, Reese 6 and Ransom 3. My older two are both students here at
I am passionate about making Spearman the best school in the
world for our students. I love coming to
work every day where we get to make learning come alive for every child. We want to not only prepare our students for
middle school, but also help develop the whole child. We want every student to be successful
academically, socially, physically and emotionally, which will prepare them to
be successful adults one day. I
definitely have the best job in the world.
I am blessed to have the opportunity to be at a school that has the most
talented teachers ever, amazing parents, a supportive community and hands down
the best students around!