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Mrs. Katy Ginn, Principal

Katy Ginn is our principal.  She has lived in Glynn County for most of her life and is a graduate of Glynn Academy High School.  Mrs. Ginn attended college at the University of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in English Education.  She has also received her Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in Counseling from Georgia Southern University.  She completed her Educational Leadership program at Georgia Southern University. 

Mrs. Ginn was a high school English teacher and school counselor prior to becoming a school administrator.  This year is Mrs. Ginn's sixteenth year at St. Simons Elementary School.  Mrs. Ginn loves working at St. Simons Elementary School because of the wonderful students at our school.  She loves visiting the classrooms to watch our students working hard, having fun, and learning!

Mrs. Ginn is excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year and is proud to be the principal of St. Simons Elementary School.  She strongly believes in our mission, "Joining Hands to Build a BRIGHTER Future for Our Community."  St. Simons Elementary School is building future leaders one Super Dolphin at a time! 

Mrs. Christine Fineran, Assistant Principal

Christine Fineran, our assistant principal, has been in Glynn County for the last six years.  She has served as an Instructional Lead Teacher at Golden Isles Elementary,  Instructional Coach at Goodyear Elementary, and taught at Satilla Marsh Elementary.    Prior to that, Mrs. Fineran taught in several different school systems in the state of Georgia and has had the opportunity to teach all grade levels Pre-K through 5th grade. 


Mrs. Fineran received a Bachelor's Degree from Valdosta State University, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood from Nova Southeastern University, and an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University.


Mrs. Fineran graduated from Glynn Academy.  She has 24 years of experience.  Mrs. Fineran shares the vision of St. Simons Elementary School and is excited to become a part of the "legacy as we live, learn, love, and laugh together." 

Ms. Leigh Ann Varnedoe, Instructional Coach

Our Instructional Coach, Leigh Ann Varnedoe, has taught grades 3, 4 and in the Early Intervention Program. Prior to coming to SSE, she taught at Greer and Glyndale. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong State College, a Master’s Degree from Georgia Southern, and an Education Specialist Degree from Lesley University.

Ms. Varnedoe is a proud product of the Glynn County School System having been born and raised in Brunswick. She attended Ballard and Arco Elementary Schools, Burroughs- Molette Seventh Grade Center, and Glynn County Junior High before graduating from Brunswick High School.

She is excited to be at the school by the SEA helping teachers create learning communities that promote Social, Emotional, and Academic excellence for all students!