Dr. Scott Frattaroli filed Wednesday for re-election to the Fort Mill School Board, saying he wants to use his educational background and experiences as a teacher, administrator, parent, volunteer, and trustee to serve the students, staff, and community for another four years.
It would be Dr. Frattaroli’s second term after being elected in 2016. On Facebook, the trustee recalled sitting in his second grade classroom 23 years ago at Fort Mill Primary School preparing for his first year as a teacher.
“So much has changed for me since that day… children, homes, jobs… but one thing that has never wavered is my love for the Fort Mill School District,” he said in a post Wednesday. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve on the Fort Mill School Board since 2016, and today I filed to run for a second term.”
Dr. Frattaroli said the district is rich with history and accomplishments, but there are also challenges ahead. He declined to list his personal accomplishments as trustee or goals for a new term. “Working on the board is all about collective, not individual accomplishments…. as are future goals,” he told the Fort Mill Sun.
Background. Dr. Frattaroli has been married to his wife, Beth, for 23 years, and has two sons, Anthony, a recent graduate of Nation Ford High School and future Berry College Viking, and Dominic, an 8th grader at Springfield Middle School. He is a Corporate Training and Documentation Team Manager for TD Bank.
Dr. Frattaroli received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University, and his Elementary Teaching Certification and B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Frattaroli worked in the Fort Mill School District for 18 years. He taught second grade at Fort Mill Primary School, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1999. He’s served as the assistant principal at Riverview Elementary School, and the principal of Springfield Elementary School, Sugar Creek Elementary School, and Doby’s Bridge Elementary School. He also served as the principal/project manager in charge of opening Sugar Creek Elementary School, Pleasant Knoll Elementary School, Doby’s Bridge Elementary School, and Tega Cay Elementary School.
In addition to his previous work experience with the Fort Mill School District, Dr. Frattaroli has been involved in leadership with many outside civic and philanthropic organizations. He served as an adjunct professor in the Counseling and Leadership Department at Winthrop University. He served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Western Carolinas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the York County Boys and Girls Club, and the Follett Educational Services National Educators Advisory Board. He also has been an Executive Board Member and Camp Director for Camp KUDOS, a camp for children with Type I Diabetes.
Filing for three positions on the school board opened Monday and continues through noon on Aug. 17.
Chairwoman Kristy Spears filed paperwork Tuesday to run again for her seat. Hazel M. Frick, a former 5th grade teacher at Fort Mill Elementary School, and Desareta Jones filed to run Tuesday. On Monday, Dr. Nichell Newton filed to run for school board. She currently works for Charlotte Mecklenburg schools as a professional school counselor and has children in Fort Mill schools.
The nonpartisan race will go to voters on the Nov. 3. ballot.
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