About the Principal

Dr. Phillip Reavis

Dr. Phillip Reavis, PrincipalI became principal at Oakview Elementary School in 2001-2002. I was formerly an Assistant Principal at the school for the previous two years. I came to Oakview with eleven years of experience as an elementary school teacher and guidance counselor and also served as an administrator for five years in private education.

I was drawn to the Oakview school community by its reputation for strong partnerships in education. Involved parents, eager students, a professional and caring faculty/staff, and tremendous support from business partners were all evident. I am honored to be a part of the Oakview team!

I completed my bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a Masters Degree in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I earned my Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from Converse College and a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Since beginning my career as an educator, I was named Teacher of the Year for the Iredell-Statesville School System in Statesville, North Carolina in the 1991-1992 school year. In the spring of 2012, I was named South Carolina PTA Outstanding Elementary Principal of the Year. To deepen my understanding of education, I traveled to Germany to observe in Bavarian schools, considered to be some of the best in Europe. Through these, and many other experiences, I join the Oakview community in fulfilling its mission of providing a quality education for children. It is truly exciting to see what can happen at a school when everyone works together to create a "habitat for learning!"

I feel that the bottom line for any principal should always be the students. In making any decision about curriculum, school programs, etc., the impact on students should always be considered. I count it a privilege to serve as Oakview's principal and look forward to working alongside the students, faculty and parents as we continue to achieve excellence in education in Greenville County.

Meet our Assistant Principals

Mrs. Meredith Welch

Meredith Welch, Assistant Principal

I feel blessed to be a part of the Oakview family and look forward to working with the staff, students, and families of this wonderful community!  Prior to serving Oakview, I taught 4K, 2nd grade, and was Assistant Principal at Woodruff Primary School in Spartanburg District Four.

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and also my Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Anderson University.  I am currently working on my Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University.  I anticipate this degree to be complete May 2021.  

Mrs. Jessica Preisig

Jessica Preisig, Assistant Principal

It is an honor to serve on the administrative team at Oakview!  My objective is to promote a positive, safe environment where students, teachers, parents, and the community work together to increase student achievement and possibilities.  

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Clemson University  From 2016-2018,  I was a Reading and Math Interventionist for 2nd through 5th grade at Chandler Creek and have also taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.  I am proud to be an Oakview Owl!