Dr. Winnie Johnson
Head of School


Dr JohnsonDr. Johnson comes to East Point Academy by way of Dutchtown Elementary School in Hampton, Georgia, where she was principal for ten years. During the 2013-14 school year, Dr. Johnson developed The Chinese Dual Immersion Program. This program was the first of its kind in Georgia. Her participation in a delegation to Beijing, China in 2006 to explore ways to implement Chinese language programs in American schools sparked her interest in Mandarin immersion. Dr. Johnson’s experience with education has a long tenure, where she started out as a speech pathologist working within all grade levels of education. She then advanced her position within the school from school counselor to principal. She has provided direct assistance in all phases of opening two elementary schools within her district. She has served as a mentor and coach to her teachers as well as nationwide through leadership courses where she was a facilitator. East Point Academy is proud to announce Dr. Johnson as our new Head of School as we move into our 5th year operating as South Carolina’s Chinese Language Immersion Public Charter school.

Mrs. Dana Hutto
Assistant Principal over Instruction

huttoMrs. Hutto is a seasoned educator whose career started as a classroom teacher in 1994. She has since held positions that include District Coordinator, State Science Coordinator for the state department of education, and Assistant Director at the Center for Science Education at USC. Last year, Mrs. Hutto joined our staff as Director of Gifted and Talented (MANTIS). Her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Charleston gave her a strong science foundation. Her masters of education from USC is in education administration. This year, Mrs. Hutto will be the Assistant Principal over Instruction. She is focused on developing curriculum and instruction that will allow our students the opportunity to be 21st century learners. Her desire is to broaden the horizons of educational opportunity “beyond the book” allowing students to engage in creative thought and problem solving. She believes East Point Academy’s greatest strengths include the family atmosphere, the genuine caring relationships of our staff, and the commitment and willingness of the parents to help. Mrs. Hutto has been married 23 years and has one daughter who will attend Wofford this Fall.

Mrs. Stacy Paris
Assistant Principal/ Primary Campus Supervisor

Mrs. Paris has over 20 years’ experience in classroom instruction. Her face is familiar to most of our returning parents as the Primary Campus Supervisor and former 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. Paris will continue in the role of Assistant Principal and Primary campus supervisor this year. She is a graduate of USC Aiken and will finish up her Master’s of Education Administration next semester. Mrs. Paris’ focus is on whole child education to give a balanced learning experience. She looks forward to each new day at EPA and the new challenges and successes they bring. She says, it is never the same day twice. Mrs. Paris believes East Point’s willingness to be innovative and challenge itself by putting into practice leading edge educational techniques makes us soar above our peers. Mrs. Paris has been married 22 years and has 4 children. In her spare time she enjoys camping with her family.

Mr. Davis Reed Assistant Principal

reedMr. Reed joins us from Edisto Elementary in Orangeburg, SC. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Claflin University and his master’s in administration from American Military University. Mr. Reed was drawn to EPA because of the innovative and culturally diverse learning environment. He is particularly interested in building a community where students, teachers, and parents work together for the betterment of our school. Growing up as an adopted child gave Mr. Reed a personal interest in reaching each child where they are regardless of personal circumstances. One of his driving motivations in becoming an educator is his desire to help students gain not only educational excellence but a positive self-worth. Together with his wife Lindsay, they have two children, Dax who is 7 and Isla who is not yet 1. In the rare chance Mr. Reed has spare time you can find him enjoying golf, volleyball, and cooking.

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