Phone: 803 476-4500


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed.+30/NBCT Certifications: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Generic Special Education, Endorsement: Gifted and Talented

Mrs. Maya Hoffman


Welcome! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. Because we will become partners in your child’s education, I want to share some information pertaining to my teaching experience, educational background and my family.

This will be my 28th year of teaching and my 24th year of teaching first grade. I have taught a variety of subjects and grade levels including Reading Recovery and Special Education. My undergraduate degree is from Presbyterian College in the areas of Special and Elementary Education. My Master’s degree is from Clemson University in the area of Learning Disabilities. I have an endorsement to teach gifted and talented and have National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Education. I am also a certified literacy teacher.

I have a beautiful daughter (a former Ballentine Bear) who is attending MIT as a graduate student this year.  My husband teaches art at Springhill High School and has completed several murals at Ballentine Elementary. 

I look forward to getting to know you and your precious child this year. I know we will have a wonderful year of learning and growing together.