My name is Michelle Gritz and I am proud to be Principal at Sugar Creek!
I am so blessed to begin my 19th year of being an educator in the Fort Mill School District. Our vision at Sugar Creek is putting children first, striving for excellence and building positive relationships. The vision of our school stems from our school district’s vision of Children First…Every Day.
A successful education is a joint effort between the school and the home which is why family and community are the fundamentals of Sugar Creek. Communicating effectively with parents and the community is an important way to keep families informed of class activities, PTO and school events. Bringing families into the school is always a priority for us at Sugar Creek Elementary. Our school’s focus will continue towards being “Shark Strong” and working towards the character values of showing respect, having integrity and being kind. When our students, staff and community work on displaying these values, then our foundation of being a No Place for Hate school strengthens.
Our staff works hard on implementing South Carolina College and Career Ready standards based instruction and innovative practices, as well, as integrating technology into their lessons. Our staff theme this year is to do everything with Passion, Purpose and Powerful Practice. We are striving to prepare all students to be 21st century thinkers and problem solvers.
I look forward to continuing my educational journey at Sugar Creek and to serving our students, staff and families. I am privileged to be the mother of three boys - Braden (5th grade), Nicholas (3rd grade), and Gabriel (1st grade).
Together in Excellence,
Michelle Gritz, Principal