Phone: 803 442-6170


Degrees and Certifications:

BA-Learning Disabilities MA-Varying Exceptionalities

Mrs. Uyen Griffis

Welcome to Hammond Hill Elementary School! My name is Uyen Griffis, and I have the great pleasure of teaching preschool children with special needs in a FUN filled classroom! This year marks my 24th year as a special needs teacher. I've been so blessed to work with so many beautiful and talented children with varying exceptionalities from 3-6 years of ages. Most importantly, I've been fortunate to collaborate with an incredible team of experts to include Mrs. Trina Schmidt (Para-professional aide), Mrs. Tara Waldhauer (Occupational Therapist), Mrs. Sarah Coker (Physical-therapist), Ms. Lynne Sharpe (Program Specialist), Ms. Truie Gibson (Speech Pathologist), Mrs. Brooke Meyers (Speech Pathologist), Mrs. Tammie Alan (Vision Specialist), and all the wonderful autism program therapists/leads in this amazing field of special education.  Feel free to come visit our classroom...we would LOVE to have you! 

Education: BS in Learning Disability and MA in Varying Exceptionalities from the University of South Florida

Family Life: Married my high school sweetheart, got proposed and wed in Hawaii, have 2 precious daughters (Makena and KK) and a toy poodle name Scooter

Favorites: Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry, the color red, beignets, Krispy Creme glazed doughnuts, Honey Crisp apples, coffee, French Market West Restaurant, Einstein cranberry bagels, Kenny B's in Hilton Head, Kenny Chesney, shopping on clearance racks, TJMaxx, David Yurman, Kilwin's toasted coconut ice cream, grilled chicken wings at Duke's BBQ, Primanti Brothers in Ft. Lauderdale, Vietnamese food, and eating and cooking with my family.