Isis Spann is a mom to Mia(9), Nia(9), Liara(4), Princeton (2) and they reside in Moncks Corner, South Carolina with her amazing husband Terry Spann Jr., she always wants to mention them first because family is the foundation of her work. Her children remind her daily that ALL children are different and they require special nurturing and attention.
As a first-generation college student raised by a strong single mother, she knew the value of hard work but also knew it wasn't going to be easy. Homelife at times for her was unstable but her schools and teachers provided that stability that she yearned for. Now as an educator and parent advocate she knows that she also provides that stability for many families, especially those students growing up in low-income communities. Mrs. Spann sees a reflection of herself in many of the students that she serves and she sees her mother in many of the mothers that come to her wanting better for their children but not knowing where to turn.
Isis Spann is a proud graduate of Johnson C. Smith University a Historically Black College and University(HBCU) where she received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Later, she returned to Grand Canyon University, where she received a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. She is currently in her 9th year as a public school educator in St. Stephen, South Carolina leading both traditional and blended learning students. She aims to educate her students on the importance of their gifts, talents, and reaching their personal potential.
Outside of the classroom, Isis is the CEO of FUNdamentals of Learning
(FOL), LLC is a company that focuses on narrowing equity, engagement, and instructional practices gaps in Pre-K through 5th-grade learning environments. When the global pandemic first hit schools she would go live every day on Facebook to ensure that children weren't missing valuable instruction. Out of the pandemic FOL birth its first curriculum "Kindergarten Kounts" which trains parents on how to effectively lead the learning in their homes so that their children are proficient in the area of early mathematics. Isis currently serves as the director of a math learning pod that serves families in South Carolina and Virginia. Mrs. Spann is also currently a 50 CAN National Voices Fellow and plans to continue to advocate for low-income families of color who usually don't have anyone to speak on their behalf.
In March 2021, during cerebral palsy awareness month, Isis and her daughter released a book they co-authored titled “Nia’s Purpose” to shed light on what it’s like to live with cerebral palsy as a kid in elementary school. Isis’ passion for education has afforded her many opportunities; being honored by BET, as a Walton Family Education Rising Star, serving as a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) K-12 fellowship alumni & mentor, founding delegate of the National Parents Union, and in 2020 Isis was apart of an amazing team of educators that led a summer learning series (H.E. L.I.V.E.) through the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign that totaled 83, 288 views across many social media platforms!
Isis Spann is not just passionate about the field of education she is dedicated to it and the children that depend on it!