Sofia Tsambounieris- Mrs. Tsambounieris is beginning her second year as the principal at Hollis Academy, and we are very excited to have her as part of 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!
Damian Williams- It is my pleasure to serve as the new Assistant Principal of Hollis Academy. I am excited to work with the dedicated staff, amazing students, and committed families of the Hollis Academy community. I am originally from the "Big City" of Elloree, SC where there is only one traffic light located in the middle of town!
After graduating from Clemson University, I had the privilege to teach third grade in Orangeburg County School District, fourth and sixth grade in Richland Two School District. I earned a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Charleston Southern University in 2020. In 2021, I graduated with my Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. Before coming to Hollis, I served as a Dean of Students in Charlotte Mecklenburg School District.
When I am not serving students and staff, I enjoy karaoke, eating, and watching Syfy. I am very community-oriented and enjoy volunteering, attending church, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to learning so much more about the Hollis Academy community and meeting everyone. I am excited about the great experiences we will have as we move ahead together to provide the best educational social growth foundation for our children.