When Spottswood took the reins at Maxwell in July 2022, he brought 18 years of experience in education. He started his career teaching high school chemistry and earth science at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. After seven years in the classroom, Spottswood moved into administration, first as a principal intern, then as an assistant principal at Neal Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. He joined FCPS in 2013 as principal at Cardinal Valley Elementary and then moved into the role of professional growth and effectiveness coach and assistant principal at Lansdowne Elementary. Spottswood holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from Ball State University, a master’s degree in school administration from North Carolina State University, and his rank I and supervisor of instruction from the University of the Cumberlands.