Principal's Welcome


It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter as we begin the 2021-2022 school year at Mauldin Elementary School. I am honored to be part of a school known for its outstanding academic quality and dedication to the success of students, families, and the greater Mauldin community.
This school year will launch my twenty-first year with Greenville County Schools. In addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a wife and mother. My son is a student at Greenville High School and my daughter will start sixth grade, as well as join the Greenville County Schools ARMES drama program at the Fine Arts Center. My wonderful husband serves as an IT Specialist for the City of Greenville. We enjoy traveling and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!
As a native of Greenville County, I graduated from Blue Ridge High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Leadership from Clemson University. I have been privileged to serve the families of Greenville County Schools as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, and interim principal. For the past seven years, I have served the Greer Community as the Assistant Principal of Chandler Creek Elementary. In 2015, I was honored to be named the Greenville County Assistant Principal of the Year.
As a mother and educator, I believe that schools play an important role in helping children flourish both socially and academically. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue the high academic standards of Mauldin Elementary while helping students find their leadership potential through Leader in Me. Over the next months, I look forward to meeting and getting to know you as we work together to Dream, Believe, Inspire and Achieve.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.


Jennifer Dodds