Phone: 575-5900


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kelly Bessinger


Mrs. Bessinger and Mrs. Dresch

I was born and raised in South Carolina. I am married with two beautiful children. I have been teaching at CES for 17 years. I went to USC and earned a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Go Gamecocks!! I have taught first grade, third grade, and Kindergarten at CES. Although I enjoyed first grade and third, I love teaching and learning alongside the little ones. Kindergarten definitely has my heart! In my free time I love to go to the lake and spend time with my family! 

My assistant's name is Jaclyn Dresch. Jaclyn relocated to SC 3 years ago with her husband and 3 children.  She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Research and Technology.  After she started her family, she became a stay-at-home mom for many years and spent her time volunteering at her children's schools and working as a long-term substitute for the public schools in Northern VA.  Jaclyn teaches fitness classes in her spare time, and enjoys spending time on the lake as well as attending her children's sports and activities.

We are looking forward to an awesome 23-24 school year!