Phone: 803-476-4100


Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education Masters in Elementary Education with a focus in Reading and Literacy

Mrs. Kristin Gagliardi

My name is Kristin Gagliardi and this is my 18th year teaching.  I graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and later received my Masters in Elementary Education with a focus in reading and literacy.  I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grades.  

I am married to Anthony Gagliardi, a professional bass fisherman on the Major League Fishing Tour. He is also a proud graduate of Clemson University!  

I have two children, a daughter and a son.  Laken is 11 and Cruz is 9.  We also have a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kira and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Chase.  In addition to our dogs, we have the sweetest outdoor cat named Meow, and a bearded dragon named Lizzie.

I love to go out on the boat, play with my children, read, travel, be at the ocean, and go to Clemson football games.  I adore teaching and love being part of the OPES family!  As you will learn, my school babies are a huge part of my life and I love them like I do my own children.  I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach your child!