GREEN School Team


John Adams, Principal

My name is John Adams. I`m married, and I have four kids. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and obtained a Masters of Education degree from the University of Dayton, OH. I began working as a computer teacher in 2001, and I taught for eight years in Ohio. I have been working as an administrator since 2009.

My #1 goal this year is to exemplify positive, professional leadership that makes a difference in the lives of the students and the staff. I will make every effort to bring teams of teachers, parents, or community partners together to achieve our school goals. I am empathetic to every student's needs, every teacher's struggle, and to the community's challenges.


Michelle Gundlach, Assistant Principal

My name is Michelle Gundlach and I am very excited to take on the role of assistant principal at Green. This is my second year as part of the Green family, having taught 5th grade ELA and Social Studies last year. Currently, I am going into my 20th year of teaching. Previous to teaching at Green, I taught 5th grade in West Columbia and 3rd and 4th grade in Massachusetts. I am a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a dual major in Elementary Education and English. When I am not at school, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my husband and two furbabies.

This year, my #1 goal as assistant principal is to build relationships with the students and families at Green. I believe that a strong school culture leads to greatness and I am excited to be a part of that.


Yusuf Kaya, Assistant Principal of Operations

My name is Yusuf Kaya. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and I'm in the final phase of my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. I have worked as a middle and high school mathematics teacher for several years in Florida and South Carolina. 2020-2021 will be my 7th year with GREEN Charter Family which I am happy and honored to be part of.

As Assistant Principal of Operations, my primary responsibility is to lead the implementation and maintenance of operational systems that allow the instructional team to focus on teaching and learning. I am always focused on student success. My educational philosophy is that all students can learn, but I also believe that certain things must be in place for this to happen...Things like a positive learning environment, a strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. As an African proverb says "It takes a village to raise a child". I will make every effort to provide "THE VILLAGE" to every single student with the help of all stakeholders.

I like to spend my free time with my wife and 3 beautiful daughters (A kindergartner born in Greenville and a set of twins born in Columbia)

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