Phone: 803-476-3800 Ext. 3845


Degrees and Certifications:

Poverty Endorsement 2023 R2S Literacy Endorsement 2022 ZS/Early Childhood Endorsement 2020 EMU Master's Degree 1997 EMU Bachelor's Degree 1993 MSU Associate's Degree 1991 MCCC

Mrs. Julie Klemz

My name is Julie Klemz.  I am a graduate of Monroe County Community College (Associate’s Degree 1991), Michigan State University (Bachelor’s Degree 1993), and Eastern Michigan University (Master’s Degree 1997).  My Master’s Degree is in Special Needs. I received my ZS (early childhood endorsement) in 2020, my R2S Literacy Endorsement in 2022, and my Poverty Endorsement in 2023. This is my thirty first year of teaching, and my third year at Harbison West Elementary.  I love being a part of the Harbison West family of heroes! My family moved to South Carolina from Michigan in the summer of 2021! We are so excited to be living in the South with you all! My husband, Kent, and I are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Darby, age 21 and Lexi, age 19.  Both of our daughters attend the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!); Darby is a Senior and Lexi is a Sophomore. We have a family dog, Lacy, a white lab, who is 10 years old.  I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, traveling, baking, cooking, shopping, and of course teaching children!