Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree: Early Childhood EducationGifted and Talented Endorsement
I graduated from University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a Gifted and Talented Endorsement from USCA. This will be my 14th year teaching and I have been in third grade in the same room at Jefferson every year. I have loved every minute of it! I love teaching 3rd grade because there are so many new and exciting things that students learn in 3rd grade such as South Carolina history and multiplication facts. I also love the transition that takes place in 3rd grade from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."
I have a daughter named Kennedy and a son named Mark. Kennedy is in first grade here at Jefferson. Mark goes to 4K at Redcliffe Elementary with his father, who is the assistant principal there. I am excited for the 2020 school year, when BOTH of my kids will be here at JES with me.
In my spare time, I like to watch Carolina football (GO COCKS!), read, go the movies, exercise, run, drink coffee, go to the beach and spend time with family and friends. I am a member of Stevens Creek Church. If I am not spending time with my kids or driving them to their various extra curricular activities, I am either curled up reading a good book or on a run.
I love: my kids, Jesus, roller coasters, the public library, traveling, chocolate, Starbucks, 90's nostalgia, anything garnet and black, the gym, Tom Petty, summer, red roses, my bookclub, my church, being a cheer mom and a soccer mom and food!
Here at Jefferson, I am the Accelerated Reader Committee chair, gifted and talented teacher and I coach the running club.
The best way to get in touch with me is through e-mail. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also message me on ClassDojo or call the school during my planning period. The phone number at the school is 803-593-7180 and my planning period is 1:30-2:15.