GREEN School Team - Spartanburg Campus


Adem DokmeciFatih Kandil - Principal
My name is Fatih Kandil and l have been in the field of education since 1994. I started my career as a high school biology teacher, as I received my B.S. degree in biology with a minor in education. I have taught and led at elementary, middle and high school levels for public, public charter, turn around and early college schools, most with special emphasis on STEAM education. I received my graduate degree at Marian College of Fond Du in Wisconsin, and it was on educational leadership. I was honored to serve students at Milwaukee Public Schools, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, and Baltimore City Public Schools. I am married and have five children, two of which are attending UVA currently and the rest are privileged to attend the Green Charter Schools of South Carolina. This is my second year at GREEN Charter School of Spartanburg and my second founding principal role in my administrative career. I look forward to serving all the stakeholders of our learning community at GCS this year


Ali PolatMelissa Hester - Assistant Principal

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as GREEN Charter School of Spartanburg’s Assistant Principal. I joined Team GREEN in July 2019 as we prepared to begin our first year together as a school family. I am thrilled to continue to serve as your Assistant Principal as we embark on year two together!

Originally from Buffalo, New York, I graduated from the University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Early Childhood in 2002. I continued my education at Long Island University, where I graduated in 2004 with a Masters in Education and then earned a second Masters in Educational Leadership from Regent University in 2008. I spent the majority of my career in education in Virginia, where I taught 4th and 5th grades for 7 years and served as an Assistant Principal for 5 years. As the first person in my family to graduate from college, I believe in the importance of being a lifelong learner, no matter what career path one chooses to take.

In 2016, my husband and I moved to South Carolina where he pursued his dream of becoming a firefighter after 10 years of service in the United States Navy. I’m still getting used to life in the south because it’s hot, y’all! I continued my journey as an educator working in Greenville County as a 5th grade teacher for 3 years before finding my new home, GREEN Charter School of Spartanburg.

When I’m not at school, I can be found at home with our 4 pups (Draco, Samson, Lily and Daisy), probably watching Hamilton or listening to the soundtrack!

My door is always open to you and your family! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational journey here at GREEN!


Support Staff
K4 Team
K5 Team
1st Grade Team
2nd Grade Team
3rd Grade Team
4th Grade Team
5th Grade Team
6th and 7th Grade Team
Special Education Team
Electives Team
Cafeteria Staff
After School Program