Committed to Excellence for All Students
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Elementary Education, 2018 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Read to Succeed (R2S) Endorsement
My name is Rutland Martin and I am so excited to be your child's third grade teacher this year at Chapin Elementary School!
I was raised in Pelion, South Carolina and found my passion for teaching early in life as the result of being the oldest of 11 children. Prior to joining CES, I have logged over 600 hours of clinical experience in various schools across the midlands while completing the Elementary Education certification program at the University of South Carolina. I have also coached cheerleading for 6 years including 5 years at ACX- Irmo.
In my personal life I love watching the Gamecocks on the field, on the court, and on the baseball diamond. I have been playing music as long as I can remember and occasionally play "gigs" in the Columbia area. I have been playing guitar for 10 years and look forward to incorporating my love of music in the classroom this year. My guitars, my bible, and my dog, Lyla, are three things I could not live without.
It is a privilege to be a part of the CES family and teaching your child is not a responsibility that I take lightly. My mission this year is to empower the young people in room 315 and help them become agents of their own learning. I am confident in the research and theories that I have adopted and grounded myself in as a professional; I am confident in the mentors I have had to this point and the guidance I continue to receive as I grow in this profession; and I am confident that this will be a very special year at Chapin Elementary School.