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

Welcome to Kindergarten at Ballentine!

I am thrilled to be your child's teacher at the BESt school!  I am looking forward to working alongside your children and assisting their academic needs.  This is my 16th year teaching.  I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and have been a Reading Interventionist.  I love teaching 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 University in 2011.  I received my Read to Succeed endorsement in the summer of 2018.  I am a certified Literacy teacher. I am certified in 3 states: South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington.

I am from Columbia, SC.  My husband, Carl and I have one daughter, Lyla, who is 6 and will be in First Grade here at Ballentine and one son, Baylor, who is 3.  We have 1 German Shepherd, Jovie.  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! 

I am looking forward to a successful school year with this group of Kindergartners!