Home of the Ballentine Bears
Phone: (803) 476-4500
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Masters Degree in Educational Technology Read to Succeed Endorsement - current
Mrs. Erica Emmerling
Welcome to Kindergarten at Ballentine!
I am thrilled to be your child's teacher at the BESt school! I am looking forward to working alongside your children and assisting their academic needs. This is my 16th year teaching. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and have been a Reading Interventionist. I love teaching and watching students grow each year. I am a product of Lexington 5 schools! I went to Nursery Road Elementary, Irmo Middle, and Irmo High. I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University in 2008. I received my Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Nova Southeastern University in 2011. I received my Read to Succeed endorsement in the summer of 2018. I am a certified Literacy teacher. I am certified in 3 states: South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington.
I am from Columbia, SC. My husband, Carl and I have one daughter, Lyla, who is 6 and will be in First Grade here at Ballentine and one son, Baylor, who is 3. We have 1 German Shepherd, Jovie. I love to spend time with my family and friends, and pull for the Carolina Gamecocks!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or E-mail me!
I am looking forward to a successful school year with this group of Kindergartners!