Committed to Excellence for All Students
Phone: 803-920-9872 (text or leave a message)
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Early Childhood Education, USC M.A. Early Childhood Education, USC
Welcome to kindergarten. My name is Sandy Garris. I am married to Mike (who is a CIS 5th grade teacher) and have two sons. Ben who is a sophomore in the Honor's College at USC and Carl, who is a PhD student at Columbia University in New York City.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA and Masters in Early Childhood Education. I have been an early childhood educator for 35 years. I began my career at Dutch Fork ELementary as a five year old kindergarten teacher. After 13 years, I stayed home for a few years to raise my sons. I have taught first grade at H.E. Corley and done many long term positions in just about every grade level at CES. For the last two years I have been teaching four year old kindergarten here at CES. This year, I am excited to be returning to 5K.
Together, with Ms. Stacy Currie, we are committed to providing your five year old with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. We know that play is a child's most important work, and we will strive to create an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.