Phone: (803) 476-4500


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Masters Degree in Educational Technology Read to Succeed Endorsement - current

Mrs. Erica Emmerling

This is my second year at Ballentine and I am thrilled to be a part of the BESt school!  I am looking forward to working with children and assisting their needs in reading.  This is my 12th year teaching.  I have taught K5, First Grade, and Second Grade.  I love teaching reading and watching students grow each year.  I am a product of Lexington 5 schools!  I went to Nursery Road Elementary, Irmo Middle, and Irmo High.  I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University in 2008.  I received my Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Nova Southeastern Univerisity in 2011.  I received my Read to Succeed endorsement in the summer of 2018.  I am a certified Literacy teacher. 

I am from Columbia, SC.  My husband, Carl and I have one beautiful daughter, Lyla who just turned 2 and one son, Baylor that will join our family in October.  We have 1 chihuahua Gabby.  I love to spend time with my family and friends and pull for the Carolina Gamecocks!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or E-mail me! 

Meet the RtI Team