• Meet Our Principal


    Dr. Thomas Turner, Principal

    Dr. Thomas Tuner Photo

    I live my life by the motto “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work as hard”. I am the proud principal of Harbison West Elementary School, and I would like to welcome you to our “A-Team”! I am the product of a two-parent household and spent my entire childhood in Spartanburg, SC. I earned my bachelor’s degree in “Elementary Education” from Benedict College (Go Tigers!). Shortly thereafter, I earned my master’s and doctoral degree in “Educational Leadership” from Capella University. Throughout my educational career, I have served as a classroom teacher, math interventionist, and assistant principal. I am married to my wife, Breitani Turner, and we have one adorable fur baby together. I am humbled at the opportunity to serve the students, parents, teachers and greater community of Harbison West, and take tremendous pride in leading this family-oriented community. Together, we will focus on pushing our students to be HEROes of their personal story, each day.




    Meet Our Assistant Principals


    Mrs. Fischer, Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Sarah Fischer, Assistant Principal

    I am so glad to be a Harbison West Hero!  A few things about me...I am a product of District 5 schools.  I started in Kindergarten at Dutch Fork Elementary.  After graduating from Dutch Fork High, I continued my education at Winthrop University.  I graduated from Winthrop with a degree in Elementary Education.  I also have completed a Master of Education degree at Southern Wesleyan University as well as a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.  I am married to my wonderful husband, Robbie, and have a beautiful daughter, Abigail.  

    This is going to be a FABULOUS year!



    Mr. Phillip Eason, Administrative Assistant Principal

    Mr. Eason

    I am a proud graduate of the "Old Wando", Clemson (B.S. Marketing), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div) and The University of South Carolina (M.Ed). I came into education through the PACE program to serve Nursery Road Elementary School-Arts Magnet as the Instrumental Music Teacher. Prior to teaching, I was a professional drummer for Charleston's Sol Driven Train and then served Roper/Saint Francis Hospital and Broad River Correctional Institution as Chaplain. I am married to a District Five star employee, Carolyn Cavanaugh, and we have a blended family of three wonderful children in D5 schools; Stevie Eason, Josephine Eason and Ezra King. I am so proud to serve Harbison West and I will work hard to live up to the HEROES before me.