Mr. Stephen Sutusky » Bio


Mr. Sutusky is a Columbia native with fourteen years of experience in public education.  He earned a B.A. in Political Science (2004) and a M.T. in Secondary Education (2005) from the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Sutusky began his teaching career in 2005 as a social studies teacher at Camden High School in Kershaw County.  For nine years he taught social studies, served as an assistant administrator and coached a variety of athletic teams at Camden High School.  In May 2012, he completed a M. Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina and has served in an administrative capacity since 2013.  The 2019-20 school year marks his third year at Northside Middle School after spending the previous three years as an assistant principal in Richland School District Two. 
Stephen is a member of the Association for Middle Level Education, South Carolina Association of School Administrators, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  In his time away from school he enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family and watching sports.  Stephen and his wife, Shelby, live in Columbia with their three children: Jim, Georgia, and Stella. 
“Culture drives expectations and beliefs; expectations and beliefs drive behavior; behavior drives habits; and habits create the future. It all starts with culture.” 
-Jon Gordon
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