Phone: School phone: 803-827-3350, Virtual Students: 803-339-0130


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Elementary Education Masters in Creative Arts in Education

Mrs. Drake

Welcome to Mrs. Drake's Class!

"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you." --B.B. King


      A little about me... this is my 20th year of molding young minds.  I look forward to starting a new adventure this year--I will be teaching virtually through Aiken Innovate! I am a product of Redcliffe Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Silver Bluff High School, as is my son, so I am no stranger to the wonderful things that are happening in this community and in these schools. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina at Aiken and my Master's Degree in Creative Arts in Education from Lesley University.  I want your child to enjoy coming to school each and every day, and would like to make your child's classroom environment a pleasant one, filled with rich experiences, challenging projects, loads of achievements, and lasting friendships.  In order to accomplish this task, I feel it is particularly important to develop and maintain a year of classroom involvement with our parents and families.  You will be the first to know whether your child is enjoying school, whether your child needs special attention in a specific subject, or whether your child's relationship with a friend is affecting his/her academic development. My commitment to your child's success is genuine, and parent involvement is essential to your child's education--both academically and behaviorally.  It is important for us to build a strong relationship with one another for several reasons: to motivate, nurture, and support your child, to build self-esteem in your child, to reach common goals together, to work through difficulties that may arise throughout this new and challenging year, and to make sure that your child learns and becomes responsible.  I invite you to participate as much as possible, and I thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and for your involvement!