Sofia Tsambounieris- Mrs. Tsambounieris is the new principal at Hollis Academy this year, and we are very excited to welcome her to the Hollis family. Prior to coming to Hollis, she was a principal at Paul Dunbar School and Oliver H. Perry School in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 years. She was also an assistant principal 4 years prior to becoming a principal. She has taught 2nd and 4th grades, and has also taught middle school math. This is her 22nd year as an educator. Mrs. Tsambounieris graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelors of Science in K-8 Education. She also attended Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts where she received her Masters in School Administration and her Ed.S. in School Leadership. As principal at Hollis Academy, Mrs. Tsambounieris’s role is to be the instructional leader of the school and also manage the day to day operations. She looks forward to working with teachers to guide curriculum planning, support instruction and student engagement, and to provide leadership and support as she works with the community and parents. Most importantly, Mrs. Tsambounieris is eager to get to know the students at Hollis Academy and help them reach their fullest potential!
Damon Officer- Mr. Officer has 24 total years of experience in Education. His prior experience includes 3 years as an Elementary Principal and 9 years as an Assistant Principal. He has served in Greenville County at Taylors Elementary School and Tanglewood Middle School as an administrator. Mr. Officer has also served as a 4th grade teacher for 12 years in Greenville County. He taught at various schools in Greenville County including Cone, Greenview, Bells Crossing, Baker’s Chapel and Grove Elementary Schools. Mr. Officer graduated from SC State University with a Masters of Art in Elementary Education and also attended Clemson University where he received his Certification in School Leadership and Supervision. Mr. Officer’s role as Assistant Principal at Hollis Academy is to support the Principal with the school’s instructional program and to maintain day to day operations of the school. Mr. Officer will also work directly with teachers to improve instruction, provide leadership and support, and work with parents and community organizations in order to create a welcoming and positive school environment for all stakeholders.