All About Mrs. Connell

Phone: 803-476-8389


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Bachelors Degree in Middle Level Math Gifted and Talented Certified Masters Degree in Divergent Learning National Board Certified (Middle Level Math)

Mrs. Connell

I have been teaching in Lexington/Richland School District Five since 2005.  I taught 5th grade, all subjects, at Harbison West Elementary for 2 years.  Then, I moved to Chapin Middle School for 5 years and have been at CrossRoads Intermediate School ever since.  I absolutely LOVE my job and enjoy watching my students grow and learn each and every year.


My educational background started at Winthrop University, where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  I decided to further my education a few years later and completed the Masters program at Columbia College for divergent learning.  I became Nationally Board Certified for middle level math in 2018.  My love for learning continues by taking classes yearly for technology and education courses.


I am happily married to my husband, Chris Connell.  We have a son, named Caleb, who was born in 2004.  Caleb loves to play lacrosse and read!  My daughter, Caroline, was born in 2007.  Caroline loves to play soccer and loves every type of animal.