Phone: (803)476-4001


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Elementary Education Early Childhood Accreditation

Mrs. Mary-Ellen Thompson

My name is Mary-Ellen Thompson. I live in Lexingotn with my husband of thirty-five years, Chuck. We have two amazing daughters. Katie, is a graduate of USC and lives and works in Washington D.C. She is married to Michael, and they have a precious two-year-old boy named Jack.  Emma, is also a graduate of USC and works in Columbia. Emma and her husband, Ryan live in Irmo with their two golden retriever dogs.  Emma and Ryan are also expecting their first child in March 2023.  I absolutely love my role as a grandmother!  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time on Lake Murray, either fishing, swimming , or going for a relaxing nighttime cruise. We also have four dogs to help fill our empty house since our girls are grown and on their own. 

My professional educational experience includes eighteen years as an assistant kindergarten teacher. After that, I went back  to school  to get my Masters Degree in Education along with my Early Childhood Accreditation. This is my sixth year teaching first grade and I have twenty-three years experience in an elementary school setting.  I have a strong passion for working with students.  It is my mission to instill a love for learning and to treat all others with kindness and respect. I want my students to become life-long learners ready to change the world!