Why choose The Franklin School?

We know that studies show that children do best when they have at least three loving and supportive adults in their lives. We’re proud to have a staff with dozens of experienced and high-qualified teachers and staff to assist you in the development of your child.

Our Building

The Design

Unique in its design, with its large inviting classrooms, stocked with developmentally appropriate materials, The Franklin School promises a first-class child development center right here in Spartanburg, SC’s Northside.

Why It Matters

Not only does this unique building design provide inviting, safe spaces for children to learn through discovery, but will attract well-qualified teachers who value creativity and hands-on activities. Together, this learning environment promotes optimal brain development.

Impressive Numbers:

28,000 sf
Total interior space brimming with natural light

4:1
Average child-to-teacher ratio

1st
First of its kind in South Carolina

Our Partners

The Franklin School is the product of dozens of local supporters of early childhood education. This center of excellence is only a reality due to the generosity of those supporters.

The Administration Staff

Shawna Bynum

DIRECTOR

Shawna has a BA in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of South Carolina Upstate and an AA in Early Childhood from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC. She has been employed with Spartanburg County First Steps Early Head Start since 2013 and was promoted to Center Quality Specialist in 2015. Ms. Bynum has more than 14 years of experience as a center director, and is trained in the Environment Rating Scales, Program for Infant and Toddler Care, Practice-Based Coaching and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

She is a native of Asheville, NC and has lived in the Spartanburg area for the past 14 years with her husband and two children.

Jaleesa Drummond

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Virginia Evans

PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Early Head Start Staff

Tanya Blanco

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Geraldine Broadus

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Danielle Foster

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Debra Hughes

CENTER DIRECTOR

Erica Jefferson

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Dorothy Lassiter

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Linda Mease

ASSISTANT TEACHER

The Franklin School Teachers/Assistants

Rebecca Adams

KITCHEN OPERATOR

Takeih Brown

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Crystal Calvert

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Shameka Dunlap

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Darlene Gaffney

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Alandria Haynes

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Terrica Montgomery

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Ka’Niqee Ellis Henderson

CLASSROOM TEACHER

LaChanta Kennedy

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Markeisha Morgan

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Paula Marlin

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Christina Taliaferro

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Fallon Thomason

CLASSROOM TEACHER

PCA 3K Teachers/Assistants

Rivera Luz

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Temythi Singfield

PROGRAM DIRECTOR & CLASSROOM TEACHER

Marilyn Villar

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Tiesha Wood

CLASSROOM TEACHER

D7 4K Teachers/Assistants

Miriam Benjamin

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Gerene Dawkins

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Shirley Geter

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Melissa Gibson-Frazier

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Mitch Hines

PROGRAM DIRECTOR & CLASSROOM TEACHER

Dana Holland

CLASSROOM TEACHER

Interested in enrollment?

The Franklin School is committed to a diverse community of students that reflects all of Spartanburg County. Click below to learn more about our enrollment opportunities.

The Franklin School    100 Franklin Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29303, United States   864-586-7130