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Learn More about Our New Principal: Matthew Spottswood

Matthew SpottswoodWith 18 years of experience in education, Matthew Spottswood started his career teaching high school chemistry and earth science at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. After seven years in the classroom, Spottswood moved into administration, first as a principal intern, then as an assistant principal at Neal Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. He joined FCPS in 2013 as principal at Cardinal Valley Elementary and then moved into the role of professional growth and effectiveness coach and assistant principal at Lansdowne Elementary.

Spottswood holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from Ball State University, a master’s degree in school administration from North Carolina State University, and his rank I and supervisor of instruction from the University of the Cumberlands.

“Mr. Spottswood will be a welcome addition to the Maxwell family,” said Elementary School Chief Meribeth Gaines. “He is energetic and innovative, and embodies a growth mindset. I am excited for the next steps for the school and community.”


Posted July 21, 2022