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 children in the Early Learning Special Needs classroom. This year marks my 24th year as a special needs teacher in Aiken County. I've been so blessed to work with so many beautiful and talented children with varying exceptionalities from 3-6 years of age. Most importantly, I've been fortunate to collaborate with an incredible team of experts to include Ms. Sandra Ramirez and Ms. Amanda Scroggs (para-professional aides), general education teachers here at HHE, Mrs. Tara Waldhauer (Occupational Therapist), Mrs. Sarah Coker (Physical-therapist), Ms. Truie Gibson/Ms/ Megan Maxwell (Speech Pathologists), Mrs. Tammie Alan (Vision Specialist), Christina Stader (Assistive Technology Team), and all the wonderful autism support aides (Ms. Kathlean) in this amazing field of special education.  Feel free to come visit our classroom if you're in the neighborhood...we would LOVE to have you! 

Communication Classroom Platform: Please feel free to reach out to me at or via Talking Points Talking Points

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) who are now in college, and a toy poodle named Scooter who is 6 years old. We added 2 cats this year....White Kitty and Black Kitty.:) 

Favorites: Coke Zero Cherry, figs/blueberries, beignets, Krispy Creme glazed doughnuts, Honey Crisp apples, coffee, Sheila's Bakery, Einstein cranberry bagels, Kenny B's in Hilton Head, Kenny Chesney, TJMaxx, 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.