Welcome to Third Grade and
Ms. Townsend's Class!
I am looking forward to an exciting, successful year with your child! Thirty years ago I came to Jennie Moore as a First Grade
teacher. Then I moved to Second Grade, Third -Fourth Grade Multiage,
and finally Third Grade. I love third grade because the children grow and change into independent learners. It is so much fun to watch this happen!
I was born and raised in Columbia, S.C., and I received my Early Childhood Bachelor's and Master's +30 degrees at U.S.C. and the Citadel. My first teaching jobs were in Columbia as a Reading teacher in Richland District 2, Kindergarten teacher, and director of Eastminster Kindergarten. After teaching in Columbia I wanted to go to Europe, and I ended up with a First Grade job in Barranquilla, Colombia, South America. (There are not many openings in Europe, because the American teachers over there just switch countries.)
I have a daughter, Serena, a son, Walker, and three dogs, Lucy, Lilly, and Lacey. Serena just became the head designer for Lauren James Company, and she and Lilly live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Walker has his Captain's License and he charters boat tours at the Isle of Palms Marina and works with Salt Works catering.
Please feel free to come talk with me during the year about your child's progress, questions, or concerns. We will work together to make your child the best they can be!