Ms. Whitney Ray

Phone: (803) 641-2470 (7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Middle Level Education Social Studies & ELA (6th-8th) Gifted and Talented Endorsed R2S Endorsed Tutoring: Thursdays 3:30-4:00 *as needed

Ms. Whitney Ray

Hello! My name is Whitney Ray. I live in Aiken with my husband, William, and our energetic Yorkie named Scout. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family/friends, and photography. I also love cheering for the Carolina Gamecocks (and the Florida Gators for my husband!), watching movies, and trying new foods. I absolutely love llama decor and you will find it all over my classroom!

This is my seventh year teaching 8th grade South Carolina history at Kennedy Middle School. This year, I will also be teaching 8th grade S.C. History Advanced classes. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken with a Bachelors degree in Middle Level Education with concentrations in Social Studies and Language Arts. I earned the honor of representing the 2012-2013 USCA graduating class as the Outstanding Student in Middle Level Education. In 2014, I was awarded the honor of Kennedy Middle School's First Year Teacher of the Year and in 2018 I won Kennedy Middle School's Teacher of the Year. I am also KMS's yearbook advisor, working alongside the fabulous Ms. K. Anderson! I also serve as the Social Studies Department Chair and on our school leadership team. 

I love teaching social studies and I look forward to teaching your student! 


Homework policy: Students will be assigned homework on an “as needed” basis. Please sign up for my Remind messages to keep up with the latest information on assignments


Textbook policy:

There will be a class set of textbooks located in my classroom. If students need to use a textbook outside of the classroom, they are welcome to check one out my classroom library OR access the online book using the following information:          username & password: scmsh19


Remind App Information: please text 81010 and the code @schistadv for my advanced class and @schistge for my general class