Mrs. Garris

Phone: 803-920-9872 (text or leave a message)


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Early Childhood Education, USC M.A. Early Childhood Education, USC

Mrs. Garris

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.