The Sansbury Family
Hello! We are the Sansbury Family: Joel, Lenora, Solomon (2nd) & Leanna (K)! Our family joined the Spartanburg Day School community in the fall of 2018. Two years later we began operating the Griffins Table as the sole foodservice provider for SDS. We love this community and all the school represents. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve you and your families.
A little about us, we met in 2011 at Converse Deli. Less than a year after we began dating we opened The Farmers Table. Our passion was very simple, we wanted to serve delicious food that was locally grown and sourced.
Over the course of eight years we grew our business from a small table service restaurant on Kennedy Street to one of the busiest restaurants in downtown Spartanburg. In addition we grew with the purchase of our food truck and expansion into school foodservice both elementary and university. During this time we also expanded our family with our two wonderful children.
When the pandemic hit our focus shifted to serving the SDS community during a challenging time for the world. We adapted and dedicated ourselves to serving the students and faculty. At the end of 2021 we closed the doors to our restaurant life and began pursuing other dreams within our school community.
Joel began coaching Cross Country & Track last year. He thrived under great leadership from our Athletic Department and this season has become Head Coach for the Cross Country team this fall. Joel will also serve as the Bus Driver for the Athletic Department beginning this school year. His passion is with his runners and within the Griffins Garden.
When we became the foodservice provider we requested to take over the existing garden space at SDS. Since that time we have added additional raised beds, a greenhouse and a honey bee hive (Thanks to Middle School Teacher, Carol Hamilton). We plan to continue garden expansion and growth while working with the school to create student engagement opportunities for all divisions.
Lenora has served as a member of the SDS Parents Community since 2018. She enjoys volunteering and working with other SDS parents to enrich our school. This year Lenora will serve as Vice-Chair for the Parents Community. Her focus this year is on reengagement amongst families and students. Her many years of event planning will aide her in these efforts. Lenora is also teaching a wide variety of culinary and artistic workshops during Camp Griffin and through the Extended Day program.
Our children love SDS and are excited to come to school each day! Solomon will begin 2nd grade this year. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis and his favorite subjects are math and geography. Leanna will begin Kindergarten this year. She enjoys art and music along with simply being with her friends.
Thank you for letting us share a little about ourselves. We would love to learn more about your family and why you became a part of Spartanburg Day School.