Phone: 803-476-8500


Degrees and Certifications:

MA in English Language Learning BA in Early Childhood Education

Brandi Hooten

Hello! My name is Brandi Hooten. I will be your child's kindergarten teacher this year. This is my fifth year as an educator and fourth year at SOESMM. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Early Childhood Education. I recently completed my MA in English Language Learning. I also have several years of experience working with students with autism and graduate coursework completed at Ball State University in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism. I love learning and continuing my education! 


I have been married to my husband, Jamie, for almost five years. We have a son named Jack Henry who is two and a daughter named Riggs who just turned two months. We also have a dog named Tillman. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and going to Clemson football games. Go Tigers! 


Mrs. Petrarca is the kindergarten assistant in our classroom. She has been assisting in the classroom for eight years. This is our third year working together. We make a great team! Mrs. Petrarca has two children, Jaxson and Norah. She has been married to her husband, Matt for seven years and they are expecting another baby in January! Mrs. Petrarca enjoys reading, crafting, and going to the beach. 


Please feel free to contact me with anything that you may need!