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Mr. Keith McSwain, Principal

On behalf of the faculty and staff at York Intermediate School, I welcome all of you to the 2021-22 school year.   We have a dynamic staff at YIS that is committed to excellence in education and we consider it a privilege to work with our students each day.  Our Vision is “To Learn, Serve, and Give as One.” 

A little bit about myself…

My name is Keith McSwain and I am a lifelong resident of York School District One.  I graduated from Winthrop University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education.  I began my career as a teacher at W.C. Friday Middle School in Gaston County N.C.  After five years of teaching in Gaston County Schools, I returned to York School District One as a teacher and coach. For the past 15 years I have served as Principal from 2006-2010 at Harold C. Johnson Middle School and from 2010 to present at York Intermediate School.   Go Cougars!

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Mr. Christopher Black, Assistant Principal

Mr. Christopher Black, Assistant Principal

York Intermediate…what a great place to be!  I am very excited to continue serving the students, faculty, and families of YIS.  The 2021-2022 school year is my 25th year in public education (All in York School District ONE!).  I graduated from the great Clemson University and began teaching Math at YCHS and YJHS for 12 years.  During those teaching years I also coached football, basketball, tennis, and golf.  I received my Master's in Administration from the state university in Columbia in 2009 and began my work as a school administrator in 2010.

My wife (who also teaches in York) and I have two amazing daughters who are active students at the middle school and high school.  I am a York native and graduate of YCHS which allows me to have a unique understanding of our communities needs and strengths.  Our district has so many great opportunities for our students to better themselves.  I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our great students and helping them grow academically and socially.  I look forward to this being a great year for our students!

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Mrs. Elisa Thompson, Assistant Principal

Welcome to YIS!  I am Elisa Hutto Thompson, and I have been an educator for 26 years!  I have taught 1st, 4th, and 5th grades in Chesterfield and York, SC. For the last 8 years, I have had the privilege to serve as an administrator at York Intermediate School.  From Winthrop University, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1995. I also hold a Master's from USC and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University.

 

I am married and the mother of an 11th grader and 8th grader!  When I am not working, I am an avid reader!  So, when you see me, let's talk about books!