Educate, Empower, Encourage
Degrees and Certifications:
MAT Elementary Education, University of South Carolina 2011-12 District Five Teacher of the Year 2010-11 LMES Teacher of the Year Literacy Teacher Certification R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement
Mrs. Elizabeth Knott
Hi! I am the Response to Intervention (RtI) Specialist and Reading Coach here at LMES. That means that I work with teachers to analyze student data as well as plan and implement effective classroom instruction that is based on current best practice. My passion is helping students learn to believe in themselves and achieve their highest potential. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a harworking group of educators and students.
This the 13th year I have worked in education. Before becoming the RtI Specialist and Reading Coach, I taught second grade for six years and taught reading intervention for 3 years. My work in education has taught me that there is always more to learn! I enjoy reading professional literature and taking classes to continue gaining knowledge in order to be the most effective educator I can be.
I attended the University of South Carolina where I recieved my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I am still a huge Gamecock fan and especially love to watch Gamecock football. Go Gamecocks!!!
In my spare time, I love to be with my family. I am married to Chad, and we have a very sweet daughter, Caroline, as well as a very spoiled Weimaraner, Rex. We enjoy being outside and hiking to see waterfalls. My goal is to see all of the waterfalls in South Carolina! I also enjoy reading, especially with Caroline. Books are fun to share with someone special!
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Special Education, Winthrop University MA Elementary Education, Furman University National Board Certification: Early to Middle Literacy Reading Teacher Certification Reading Recovery Trained
Ms. Robin Campbell
My name is Robin Campbell and I have been at LMES since 2011. I have been teaching for many, many years! Previous to Lake Murray, I taught Reading Recovery and First Grade in Anderson, SC. Before that I taught Special Education in Lexington 2. I also have certification as a Reading Teacher and National Boards in Early Literacy.
At home I have a 1 year old yorkiepoo named Jasper. He loves to go on walks and cuddle up at night while I read. I wish I could bring him to school with me. In my free time, I love going to state and national parks to take pictures of wildlife. Some of my favorite pictures include bears, moose, and painted buntings. I have even had a picture of cedar waxwing birds printed in the South Carolina Wildlife magazine.
As a Reading Interventionist, I meet with 1 to 4 children at a time to practice reading, comprehending, and writing. My ultimate goal and hope is that I can create a love of reading with each child I teach. Through community, enthusiasm, and knowing each of my students, I hope to instruct and encourage each child to grow as a reader as we read and discuss lots and lots of books. Reading is like any sport or musical instrument, practice makes you better.
I am so excited to be a part of your child's life. I know through our partnership, communication, and dedication we will be able to accomplish what is best for your child. Please let me know if there is anything you need to know or want to discuss. We are in this together and I want this to be the best year ever for your child.
Degrees and Certifications:
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, Clemson University Reading Recovery certified through Georgia State University Masters of Education from USC Masters +30 from USC Ed. Specialist in Teaching degree from USC Areas of Certification: Early Childhood Education Reading Teacher Endorsements: R2S Literacy Teacher R2S Literacy Coach Experience: 1994-1997 --------------- Kindergarten Teacher (Speers Street Elementary, Newberry, SC) 1997-1998 --------------- Reading Recovery Teacher (Bryant Elementary, Cobb County, GA) 1998-2003 --------------- First Grade Teacher (White Knoll Elementary, Lexington 1) 2003-2009 --------------- Literacy Coach (White Knoll Elementary, Lexington 1) Trained through USC with the South Carolina Reading Initiative (2003-2007) 2009-Dec. 2010 ---------- District Literacy Specialist for Lexington 1 January, 2010-2014 ----- First Grade Teacher (White Knoll Elementary, Lexington 1) 2014-2015 --------------- Read to Succeed Literacy Coach (White Knoll Elementary, Lexington 1) 2015-2017 ------------- First Grade Teacher (White Knoll Elementary, Lexington 1) 2017 to 2018 -------- First Grade Teacher (Lake Murray Elementary, Lexington 5) 2018 to present -------- Response to Intervention Interventionist (Lake Murray Elementary, Lexington 5)
Mrs. Jennifer Ebert
My name is Jennifer Ebert and I am one of the reading interventionist here at LMES. I have previously taught kindergarten in Newberry, South Carolina, Reading Recovery in Atlanta, Georgia, first grade teacher and literacy coach in Lexington 1, and first grade teacher here at LMES. I’m very excited to be teaching our future leaders. Children are so curious, imaginative, and eager to learn; and being elementary students, they definitely keep you on your toes. In addition to these great qualities of an elementary student, I think teacher is a quality that should be included. We can learn so much from our little ones. I know I learn from them each day more than they know.
My husband (Mark) and I have four wonderful children who keep us busy. We also have a Boxer named Boomer who is definitely part of the family and we love him very much.
I’m so excited to be able to be a part of your child’s life! I know through our partnership, communication, and dedication we will be able to accomplish what is best for your child. Please let me know if there is anything we need to talk about. I want to have open communication from me to you and from you to me. We are in this together for the better of our children. As partners in education, I want to work with you to make our children the best here at Lake Murray Elementary!