Jocelyn Young, left, and Peter Olinger have been named as principals for the new elementary schools opening next fall in Fort Mill.

Jocelyn Young and Peter Olinger have been named as principals for the new Fort Mill elementary schools opening in August 2020.

Young will serve as principal at Kings Town Elementary School and Olinger will serve as principal at River Trail Elementary School beginning with the 2020 school year.

Jocelyn Young will serve as principal of Kings Town Elementary School. (Facebook photo)

Young currently serves as principal of Fort Mill Elementary School. She has worked in the Fort Mill School District since starting as a fifth grade teacher in 1999. Young joined the administrative team at Fort Mill Elementary as an assistant principal in 2011 and transitioned into her current role as principal in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Winthrop University, and a Master of Arts in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University.

Peter Olinger will serve as principal of River Trail Elementary School. (Photo credit: Fort Mill School District)

Olinger currently serves as principal of Springfield Elementary School. He began his teaching career in Fort Mill at Gold Hill Middle School as a seventh and eighth grade teacher in 2002. He moved into administration in 2007 as an assistant principal at Orchard Park Elementary School. Olinger also served as assistant principal at Pleasant Knoll Elementary School before transitioning to his current role in 2011. Olinger holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Winthrop University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina.

“We are very excited to announce these two principal positions,” said Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps in a press release. “Ms. Young and Mr. Olinger’s years of experience and familiarity with our district culture will provide a strong foundation for these two new schools as they join our Fort Mill family. This is especially important at the elementary level as we start new students on the path to a successful education.”

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