Dr. Sally Somerall joined District Five in 2004, and for the last fifteen years has served as a school-based literacy coach, with the last eight years at Dutch Fork Elementary School. For four summers, she also served as the site administrator for the SC Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camp in District Five. Dr. Somerall earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Hawaii, and her doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. Prior to her work in District Five, she taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, third grade, and fourth grade. In addition to her work in schools, Dr. Somerall presents work at local, state, and national conferences. For ten years, she taught graduate courses at USC.
Dr. Somerall said, “I am thankful that I can continue supporting our children, families, and staff at DFES in this new role. We can look for opportunity in every circumstance to support the academic and social successes of our children.”
Outside of school, Dr. Somerall can be found reading, sewing, participating in some wild sporting event, or traveling to the Lowcountry to visit her family.