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Mrs. Kathy W. Fuller
Welcome! I am Mrs. Kathy Fuller, math teacher for Team 2 at CrossRoads Intermediate School. It is my pleasure to be the math instructor for your child this year and it is with enthusiasm that I invite you to participate actively in your child's educational journey. Teaching is an extension of learning, and I believe that you are never too old to learn new things. A proud graduate of Newberry College ( where by the way I met my husband- to- be) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, I began my teaching career in 1980 in Laurens, SC as a kindergarten teacher. Four years later, marriage and a move came along and I found myself in the big town of Irmo. Having applied to teach in various venues, I finally decided to accept the offer from Lexington/Richland School District 5, and the rest as they say is history. Hired as a teacher in the BSAP math lab in 1984, my journey as an instructor began at Irmo Middle School, Campus I, where the student population during my years there ranged from 6th to 9th graders. Somewhere in the midst I received my Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. In 1998, having taught at Irmo Middle School for 14 years, I had the good fortune to continue my teaching journey as Irmo Middle School Campus I transitioned to the all 6th grade CrossRoads Middle School. Over the years I have taught math on various levels and I find myself still fascinated and thrilled by the beginning of a new school year and the challenge of imparting a love for learning in a new generation of student at what is now CrossRoads Intermediate School. Although the names on the building have changed over the years, the feeling of family and purpose has remained the same. I feel nothing but gratitude to have witnessed these changes and to have experienced my entire teaching career in the Irmo area in this one facility. WOW!
When I am not planning adventures for my students, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children( I have a Clemson graduate and a soon-to-be USC graduate), cooking and traveling. Music is another passion for me and I enjoy it as I serve as a local minister of music. Irmo football, basketball and track teams- watch out! You will find my family following your footsteps! And when time allows, I enjoy the needle arts - crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing, and collecting vintage linens- a relaxing hobby that I hope to share with this generation as sponsor of the CRIS needle arts club.) The STEAM curriculum calls to me as I enjoy finding new uses for old things (thinking outside -of-the -box has always been a passion!)
As the 2016-2017 school year begins, I welcome you to experience the joy of learning along with your child. Please contact me at anytime. We are on this journey together!