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Nicole Thompson Named Principal at Griggs Road Elementary

CLOVER, S.C. – Superintendent Dr. Sheila Quinn has announced that the Clover School District Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Nicole Thompson as the next principal of Griggs Road Elementary School.

Thompson, who has spent the past two years as the assistant principal at Griggs Road Elementary, will succeed Kenda Cook as principal following Mrs. Cook’s retirement.

A graduate of Newberry College, Thompson earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Secondary Education as an undergraduate and a graduate school at the University of Phoenix where she obtained a Masters of Art.  A native of York County, Thompson graduated from York Comprehensive High School.

Before her current role at Griggs Road, she was an assistant principal at Oakridge Middle School where she was named the 2017 South Carolina Middle-Level Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

In 1998, Thompson accepted her first teaching position in the Clover School District at Clover High School teaching English and coaching girls’ varsity basketball.  She took her first role in administration as an assistant principal at Clover High and stayed in that role until moving to Oakridge Middle.


Dr. Sheila Quinn, Superintendent

“Clover School District is proud to announce Nicole Thompson as the new principal for Griggs Road Elementary School.  Ms. Thompson has a proven track record in the district.  She has served as an Assistant Principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Her creativity, positive energy, strong work ethic, and instructional vision for helping students achieve their highest potential has been evident in every position she has served.”

Mrs. Nicole Thompson

“I would first like to thank Mrs. Cook for her dedication and commitment to Griggs Road students and families.  Her guidance and leadership have played an instrumental role in the success of our students.  I am honored to follow in her footsteps to serve as the next principal of Griggs Road.   Serving as the assistant principal for the last two years has allowed me to see the heart of the students and staff each day.  The commitment of the staff to provide a purposeful, quality education in a friendly, student-centered environment is inspiring.  I am thrilled to be part of the team where the needs of students always come first.  I am committed to Griggs Road students, staff and families, and I am excited for the opportunities and adventures that lie ahead.”