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Phone: (803) 476-4200
Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood Degree from Clemson University Language and Literacy M.ED. from USC SC Read to Succeed Endorsement National Board Certification in EMC Literacy
Mrs. Margaret Nickerson
My name is Margaret Nickerson, and I am originally from Irmo, SC. I actually went to Irmo Elementary as a child! I graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I received my Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy. I have taught 4K EXCEL, first, second, and third grade at Irmo Elementary. I also taught 3rd grade in FIVE, the all virtual school. This will be my 14th year as an educator! In addition to teaching future leaders, I've served as the Teacher Technology Leader, presented at national conferences, attended SCRI training, attended Art Infused Inquiry Based Learning training, served as the Teacher of the Year, and served as the Columbia Distinguished Teacher of Literacy.
I absolutely love my career as an educator. I an excited to start a new role this year as the digital integration specialist, also known as a DIS, at 3 elementary schools in our district. I love to find creative new ways to make learning fun. I like a challenge so I hope to take lots standards that might be boring and find tools or books that will make it fun!
When I'm not teaching, I am chasing my two wild boys. Because of them, I have become an expert on dinosaurs, sports, and anything creepy crawly. I love coffee, reading, kayaking, and anything outside. My husband is from Florida and a huge Gator fan. I pull for Clemson. :)