Phone: 803 641-2690
Degrees and Certifications:
Community Health Education Special Education (Multi-Cat) School Counseling (K-12)
Hello! My name is Cynthia Kenner, and I'm excited about teaching another year at North Aiken Elementary as a Special Education Teacher. I've earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Community Health Education from The City University of New York-York College in 1998. I've then attended Touro College in Brooklyn, NY to further my education and earned my initial Master's Degree in Special Education. I've chosen Special Education as a path of study because I'm very passionate about educating and providing support to individuals with disabilities and encouraging them to excel to their fullest potential. In 2004, I became a graduate of Alfred University, Alfred NY, earning an additional Master's degree in School Counseling. I've chosen counseling as a second path of study simply because Counseling and Social Emotional Learning are key elements key elements in helping individuals and families put the pieces together, heal and gain or regain the ability to be self sufficient. I also have hands on experience with Behavior Management through being the Lead Teacher of two Alternative Middle and High Schools for over 12 years in NYC. Throughout my years in education I've taught Adult Education/GED Prep, High School Sciences and World History, Middle School Physical Science and Biology, Elementary school K-5 as well as instructing medically fragile students as a Home Instruction Teacher throughout the City of New York. In my downtime I enjoy writing poetry, cycling, singing, dancing and playing soccer and volleyball with my three daughters. My daughters and I enjoy long walks and conversation in the evenings with the elders in my family. My family and I have relocated to SC to join the many family members who already reside here. One of the things that I love about living here is the fabulous year round weather and breataking sunsets! I'm excited about another year of engaing my students in Individualized Learning Strategies, Mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning so that upon completion of their early educational journey they will become productive citizens of their communities.
"The future of the world is in my classroom today." - Ivan Welton Fitzwater
"When you know better, you do better." - Maya Angelou