Mrs. Bridges

Phone: 803-575-5953


Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Divergent Learning Masters Reading Endorsement National Board Certification Columbia Area Reading Council Distinguished Teacher of Reading

Mrs. Bridges

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!