Literacy Coach

Literacy Coach

  • Jill Downs has been teaching for 27 years, 12 of which have been at Leaphart.  She has a Masters in Reading from the University of South Carolina and is a National Board Certified Teacher.  Mrs. Downs also holds a Reading Teacher Certification.  Contact:  803-476-4760    Email: jsdowns@lexrich5.org  

     

Jamie Sandifer

Reading Specialist

  • Jamie Sandifer has been teaching for 9 years and 7 have been at Leaphart.   She started her teaching career at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a Master's in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. Her professional and educational experience highly qualifies her to teach students in grades 4K through 3rd grade in the State of South Carolina. Contact:  803-476-4700  Email:  jsandifer@lexrich5.org

     
Jennifer

Reading Specialist

  • Jennifer Kelly has been teaching for 23 years.  She has taught at Leaphart for 18 years.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Master's in Teaching from the University of South Carolina.  Ms. Kelly is Nationally Reading Recovery Certified (Clemson University) and holds her SC Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher Endorsement.  She is currently pursuing her Literacy Coaching Endorsement and a Doctorate in Education.   Contact: 803-476-4700  Email: jnkelly@lexrich5.org

Lindsay

Reading Specialist

  • Lindsay Nimmo has been teaching for 15 years. This is her fifth year at Leaphart Elementary. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the College of Charleston.  She also holds a Masters in Teaching from South Carolina State University.  She is currently pursuing her Reading Endorsement Certification.   Contact: 803-476-4700  Email:  lnimmo@lexrich5.org

Sarah

Reading Specialist

  • Sarah Scott has been teaching for 9 years and all 9 have been at Leaphart.   She started her teaching career at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a Master's in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. She holds her National Board Certification.  Her professional and educational experience highly qualifies her to teach students in grades 4K through 3rd grade in the State of South Carolina.  Contact: 803-476-4700 Email: srscott@lexrich5.org

Patsy

Literacy Support Specialist

  • Patsy Turner has been working with and supporting students in their learning for 19 years.  She has been at Leaphart for 8 years.  Patsy holds a Bachelor of Science from Winthrop University and has received additional training in Literacy Support Instruction through District 5.  Contact: 803-476-4700  Email: pturner@lexrich5.org