Committed to Excellence for All Students
Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Divergent Learning Masters Reading Endorsement National Board Certification Columbia Area Reading Council Distinguished Teacher of Reading
Welcome to Kindergarten! I am Mrs. Bridges. It is my desire to nurture your child's curiosity for learning and maximize their growth socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
After teaching 2nd grade for 3 years, I made the move to first grade. I taught 3 years of first grade before making my final transition to kindergarten. Kindergarten is my home and passion, and I couldn't be more thrilled than to have your child! I am Early Childhood and Elementary Education certified. I have a masters degree in Divergent Learning, and am National Board Certified as an Early Childhood Specialist. I have my Reading Endorsement, which means I am trained to meet 'read to succeed' requirements, and am currently the Columbia Area Reading Council's Distinguished Teacher of Reading. I am Chapin Elementary's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!
My husband Chad, is a soccer coach and teacher in district five, and we have three beautiful children. Brayden-my ball of energy, Brooklyn-my cheerleading princess, and Brynlee-our sweet baby girl. My mother was a kindergarten teacher for 36 years, and my little sister teaches third grade in Horry County. In our family, teaching is a passion, not a profession.
Thank you for the opportunity to teach your child! Enjoy the year and hold onto every accomplishment, the year will be over in a blink!