Meet Our School Administrators
Dr. Scott Spencer (Principal)
About Dr. Spencer
Dr. Scott Spencer is proudly entering his 29th year in public education. He is honored to be a member of the Marvin Elementary School community.
Dr. Spencer received his Bachelor of Arts from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He earned his Master's degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He furthered his education by earning his Educational Specialist's degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Spencer earned his second Educational Specialist's degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in August 2020. In December, 2021, he graduated with his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Wingate University.
Dr. Spencer’s career in education began in 1994. Prior to coming to Union County, he spent twelve years with the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida. In Palm Beach County, he served as a classroom teacher for eleven years, and one year in an administrative role.
Dr. Spencer began his career with UCPS as an assistant principal at Wesley Chapel Elementary School in 2006. He then spent two years as an assistant principal at Rea View Elementary School, including the first two years when the school opened. He also served as the assistant principal at Sun Valley Elementary School for two years before being named the principal of Shiloh Elementary School in June, 2011. Dr. Spencer served as Shiloh's principal for eight years. He became the first principal of Shiloh Valley Primary School in June, 2019. Dr. Spencer was named the principal of Marvin Elementary School in January, 2022.
As both a teacher and an administrator, he has always felt strongly about creating positive relationships between schools and communities. He believes in being a highly visible administrator, and he enjoys interacting with teachers, students, parents, and staff on a daily basis. Dr. Spencer's recent honors and professional activities include the following:
- Union County Public Schools Principal of the Year
- Union County Educational Office Professionals Administrator of the Year
- UCPS North Carolina Preschool Pyramid Model Leadership Team
- Panelist at FLANC conference in Charlotte, NC
- Co-presenter at Leader in Me Symposium in Asheville, NC
- Co-recipient of the UCPS Leadership Award
- Founding Principal of Shiloh Valley Primary School
- Vice President of the Union County Principals and Assistant Principals' Association
- UCPS Dual Language Immersion Instruction Advisory Board
- UCPS Diversity Committee
- UCPS Principals’ Advisory Committee
- UCPS Calendar Committee
- Shiloh Elementary School's principal when it was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education
- Original UCPS Dual Language Immersion Principal at Shiloh Elementary School
Dr. Spencer currently resides in Union County with his wife, Kim, their two children, Jonathan (24), Kaylee (21), and their Golden Retriever, Patrick. Mrs. Spencer is a UCPS teacher at nearby Sandy Ridge Elementary School, and she is also entering her 29th year as a teacher. Both of their children attended schools in the Marvin Ridge Cluster, and they both graduated from Marvin Ridge High School. Jonathan recently graduated from Appalachian State University, and Kaylee is enrolled in her senior year at Meredith College. When he is not at school, Dr. Spencer enjoys spending time with his family, playing the guitar, exercising, and working around the yard.
Dr. Spencer is passionate about serving this wonderful school community that he has called home for 17 years. He is committed to maintaining the high expectations for excellence that have been in place at Marvin Elementary School for many years.
Dr. Spencer looks forward to working with his staff members and partnering with the school community in order to fulfill Marvin Elementary School's mission of preparing all students to succeed.
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Stephanie Belk (Assistant Principal)
About Mrs. Belk
Stephanie Belk has over twenty years of experience in education. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from High Point University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in elementary education from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Education degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University.
Mrs. Belk began teaching in 2001 at Phelps Luck Elementary in Howard County, Maryland. She taught fourth grade there for three years before relocating to the Charlotte area with her family. Mrs.Belk taught first, fourth, and fifth grades in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (at McKee Road Elementary and Ballantyne Elementary) for thirteen years before moving to Union County Public Schools. She has served as an instructional support specialist in UCPS for the past three and a half years, working primarily at Marvin Elementary. As an instructional support specialist, Mrs. Belk supported district-wide initiatives, developed standards-aligned curriculum, and partnered with teachers to help improve instructional practices.
Mrs. Belk and her husband, Andy, live in the Weddington area. Together, they have two children: Zachary (19) and Madison (16). Her family also includes Chloe, a golden retriever mix. Outside of work, Mrs. Belk loves to spend time with her family, read, and travel. She is very excited for the opportunity to continue serving the Marvin Elementary family!