Phone: 803-476-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education Read to Succeed (RTS) Certified Master's Degree, Language and Literacy National Board Certified, Language and Literacy Reading Teacher of the Year, 2011-12 (Irmo Elementary, Richland-Lexington 5 and Columbia)

Mrs. Geri Algar


"Education is not preparation for life; it is life itself." ~ John Dewey


I truly believe that learning is a lifelong and joyful process.  This year, I'm very excited to help grow our mathematicians as we make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.  In past years, I also enjoyed life as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher!  Some of those students are already college students! Teaching is my calling and life passion and Irmo Elementary is my second home!  I feel privileged to spend my days with our IES bees ... their big hearts and minds are a constant inspiration. 


I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! Bill and I have been married for 36 years and raised 3 children.  We are also now happily known as Nana and Papa to three grandchildren and twin baby boys due in Fall of 2021.  We've also lived in Saskatchewan, Atlanta, and Denver and fell in love with the prairies, mountains and the south!  Although my immediate family lives in Toronto, Canada, I have a very large and happy extended family in Ireland, Australia, and the U.S.