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Administration Team


Mr. Rashad Adams, Principal

Rashad Adams began his education career in Richland Two in 2002 at Bookman Road Elementary School. Between 2005 and 2007, he taught fourth-grade at schools in Virginia and then Maine. In 2007, he returned to Richland Two and Bookman Road Elementary where he taught fifth-grade for seven years, earned National Board Certification and was chosen the 2008–2009 Bookman Road Elementary Teacher of the Year.  During his time as an assistant principal at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary (2014 - 2018), he completed the Assistant Principal Program for Leadership Excellence and Developing Aspiring Principals Program through the South Carolina Department of Education. Adams holds three degrees from USC: Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Master of Arts in teaching and a Master of Educational Leadership. 

During his time at North Springs, Adams has completed the state’s Principal Induction Program.  He is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.  Adams is honored to serve the Cricket Community!


Mrs. Dana Henderson, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Henderson is excited to return to North Springs Elementary as an Assistant Principal.  She began her educational career as a Special Education Teacher of grades 6th-8th in Richland School District One and Lexington-Richland School District Five.  In 2007, she joined Richland School District Two as a special education teacher in grades 6th-8th at Kelly Mill Middle School, grades K-5 at Bridge Creek Elementary School and North Springs Elementary School, and recently served as a District Behavior Intervention Specialist.  Mrs. Henderson has over 14 years of experience in public education and is beginning her 13th year in Richland School District Two.  She obtained her B.A. in Music and M.A.T. in Special Education with an emphasis on emotional behavioral disorders from the University of South Carolina as well as her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.  Mrs. Henderson is an active member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA).   

Mrs. Henderson is married with a blended family.  She enjoys quality time with family, outdoor activities such as walking and biking, listening to music, and home improvement projects.  Mrs. Henderson is a firm believer in educating the whole child.  As such she looks forward to serving and building connections with the North Springs Elementary Crickets community.

Ms. Denise Collins, Assistant Principal

Ms. Collins is excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year at North Springs Elementary School
as an Assistant Principal. She began her educational career in 2004 as a third grade teacher in
Florence School District One. She joined the Lexington-Richland School District Five team in
2007 serving as a third grade teacher, fourth grade teacher, and teacher of the gifted and
talented, teaching grades two through five. She earned a National Board Certification as a
Middle Childhood Generalist in 2011 and recertified in 2021. She has recently served as a
Magnet Lead for a Montessori Magnet Program as well as an Engineering Magnet Program.
Ms. Collins has 19 years of experience in public education and is excited to begin year 20 at
North Springs Elementary School. Ms. Collins earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from
Coker College, an M.Ed. in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, and an M. Ed. in
Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Collins was named Leaphart
Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year in 2010 and was nominated for the Jessie Williams
Little “Leading the Way” Award by Lexington-Richland School District Five in 2017. Ms. Collins
is an active member of Magnet Schools of America.

Ms. Collins is the proud parent of two sons and one daughter. She enjoys gardening, reading,
walking, all genres of music, and time outdoors. She loves spending time with family. She is
excited to be part of the Cricket Community!