Principal's Welcome


Dear Stone Academy Families,

I am beyond thrilled to be the principal of Stone Academy.  This is my second home and you all are part of my family.  I have been at Stone for nine years and in Greenville County Schools for 24.  I am a graduate of Greenville High School and Clemson University.  I received my Masters and EdS from Furman University.  I am blessed to have a very close knit family, including two nephews who are my pride and joy.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, socializing with friends and family, exercising, and attending Clemson football games. 

Our school theme this year is “Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly.”  Our entire staff is committed to helping plant the seeds, watering them along the way so they take root, and watching them transform into something beautiful.  We all have a hand in providing our students with the skills they need to succeed in this world and the faculty and staff at Stone Academy take that responsibility very seriously.  Our parents, including our fabulous PTA members, are also instrumental in providing all students with exceptional learning experiences.  I hope that each of you will consider joining our PTA and being involved in the many activities throughout the year that result in our school being the best it can be.  You will hear from members of our PTA Board on ways you can support their efforts but please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time.  

We realize that we were faced with many challenges last year, but Stone Academy faculty and staff met each one with a positive attitude, perseverance to press on, and a determination to provide our students with the best educational experiences possible.  Our goals for 2021-2022 will remain the same, to increase academic achievement in all content areas, embrace the arts, and address our students’ social-emotional needs.  Together, we can accomplish great things!

Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us here in the office if you need anything.  I look forward to working with each of you!

Your partner in education,

Suzanne Shouse

Principal, Stone Academy