Hello! My name is Tonya Williams and I am a new Fourth Grade teacher at Forest Lake Elementary. I am married to my wonderful husband Michael and we have 3 beautiful children (Kiana 15, Michael 10, and Ethan 4). This school year marks my 19th year of teaching. I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology and Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. I also received a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University. During the course of my educational career, I have taught Reading Recovery, 2nd and 3rd grade. I have also had the opportunity to be a Reading Interventionist for 1st and 2nd grade students. During my time away from school, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, couponing, shopping, and cheering for the Gamecocks. I am excited about being a part of the FLE family this upcoming school year and look forward to an adventurous year.
My name is Betsy Kinley. I have been teaching for 22 years. Time has flown and I think that is because I so love what I do as an educator. It is my hope that all of my students reach for the stars and become the best they can be! While I teach all subjects, I have a real love for Social Studies and technology.
I was born and raised in Winnsboro, SC, but now reside here in Columbia. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my mom, our 2 Boston Terriers (Beau and Bella), my brother, sister-in-law, and my 2 sweet nieces (Amelia and Makenna). I am a huge Clemson football fan, enjoy movies, and traveling to the beach and the mountains.
My name is Leandra Middleton. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 2014. This is currently my second year of teaching. I enjoy reading, Roald Dahl is my favorite author! I am looking forward to a great year of teaching and learning
My name is Alexandra Poel, I go by Lexie. This is my fifth year here at FLE and my fourth in 4th grade. I went to the University of South Carolina and I originally grew up in Charleston, SC. In my free time I love traveling, reading and doing yoga. I have been to Israel, Tanzania, Taiwan, Austrialia, Czech Repuplic, and I looking forward to going to China this summer! Teaching is my passion and it is my goal to help every student become a life long learner who is curious and introspective about the world around them. I look forward to a great year! 782-0470 x3120 email@example.com
Hi! My name is Francenia Branch. I will be teaching fourth grade this year at Forest Lake Elementary and I AM very excited. I am a graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. “GO Bulldogs” During my 16 years of teaching I have taught grades 1st through 4th. I was drawn to the teaching profession because I enjoy working with children. I view teaching as a constant challenge that is seldom, if ever, boring. I married Mr. Ronnie Branch, Sr. and we have three boys, Isaiah, Matthew and Caleb. I enjoy gardening, traveling and reading.
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