Phone: 803-756-1164


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Mrs. Amber Tolar


Welcome Purple Martins! My name is Amber Tolar and I am so excited about being your fourth grade teacher this year! This is my second year at Piney Woods and my 13th year in the classroom. Before I came to PWES, I taught fourth grade at River Springs Elementary and Oak Pointe Elementary. 


I am originally from Greenville, SC, but I moved to Columbia to go to the University of South Carolina. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and my Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education. 


I have been married for 13 years to my husband, Steven, who has a residential contracting business and we live in Irmo with our two girls, Hannah (8) and Ava (7). We also have an ever-growing family of pets, including a dog named Vella, two beta fish named Firework & Gilbert, and a yellow-spotted salamander named Sally. In my free time, I love to read and spend time with my family.


We are going to have a wonderful year together and learn so many great things! I can't wait to meet you!