Phone: 803-476-4100


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Special Education

Mrs. McCowan

Jennie McCowan

Special Education Teacher

Hey everyone! My name is Jennie McCowan and I am so excited to be here at Oak Pointe Elementary. I was born and raised in a small town called Landrum, SC. After I graduated high school, I attended the University of South Carolina (GO GAMECOCKS!) and received my degree in special education. I taught in Spartanburg county for 2 years and then we moved back to Columbia for my husband to start medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. 

A little bit about me, I love anything outdoors such as hiking and camping! I used to be a yoga instructor, so I love embedding yoga into our movement breaks and mindfulness. I absolutely love to travel and spend my summers in Uganda teaching at a special needs primary school. I find learning about other cultures fascinating and love to go and advocate for children and adults with varying intellectual abilities. 

I have been teaching in a self-contained classroom for 7 years now! This is my 5th year in Lexington Richland 5 and I absolutely love it! I worked at Ballentine Elementary for the past 4 years and am very excited to be at Oak Pointe this year. Working with children is a passion of mine and I am so excited to get to know all of you and work together to make sure your children are getting everything they need to be successful learners. I can’t wait for an amazing year!!!! 

Kristen Green 

My name is Kristen Green and I’m so excited about this upcoming school year.   I was born and raised right here in Columbia, SC.   I was a Kindergarten assistant for five years in Lexington District 1 before moving over to Lexington District 5 where I have been the last 3 years. 

A few fun facts about me, I have 4 dogs that I absolutely love.  Two labs, one beagle mix and a boxer.   I love to travel & spend time with family and friends.   A few of my hobbies include Photography, Traveling & planning events.   I currently spend much of my free time up at The Southern Strutt where I plan events for the dancers & families, take pictures of the kids, & run their social media.  I am a huge Alabama ( ROLL TIDE!) & USC ( Go Gamcocks!) fan!   I spend most  of my Saturdays attending college football games.  

I can’t wait for an amazing year with your children!!


Janelle Millington

Hi! My name is Janelle Millington. I am so excited to be in your classroom this year! I am from Minnesota. My family moved to South Carolina 3 years ago for my husband's job. We love it here.After spending 16 years as an at-home-mom I got a job as a special education assistant in my children’s school district. I absolutely loved working with the special education children and staff and have been doing it ever since.I am married to my wonderful husband Mike. I have been blessed with three beautiful children Connor (22), Lydia (18) and Kiara (16). I have 2 crazy dogs, Milly and Oaklee and a super cute duck named Louie. I love to read, binge tv shows and travel in my free time. 

I am so excited to be in the classroom with you this year!!!