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 Awarded Superintendent Gold Medallion WLTX Teacher of the Week Teacher of the Year 2018
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 have been Columbia Area Reading Council's Distinguished Teacher of Reading. I was 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, it will be over in a blink!