Educate, Empower, Encourage
Degrees and Certifications:
Undergraduate- University of South Carolina Graduate- University of South Carolina (Master of Arts in Teaching) Post Graduate Work- I have earned my +30 graduate hours from our district's professional development program. I am currently taking classes to earn my Read to Succeed Literacy endorsement. I have taken the necessary professional development to teach Gifted and Talented students.
Welcome to 4th grade! My name is Mrs. Crothers (rhymes with Brothers). I will be teaching ELA and Social Studies this year. My partner teacher, Mrs. Jones, will be teaching Math and Science.
This will be my 15th year in education. I was born in South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina, where I majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Elementary Education. After realizing teaching was my true passion, I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Education. During college, I completed my teaching internship in District 5 and haven't left since.
My husband, Ryan, also happens to serve in education. We have two children, Orly (9) and Hayes (4). In our free time, we love watching movies, spending time near the water or mountains, and cheering on the Gamecocks.
During this year, I hope to help my students grow as passionate and independent thinkers. My goal is to foster a love of reading, writing, and history. I believe in a strong sense of community where children feel comfortable to take risks and are able to have respectful conversations. I look forward to a year of growth in 4th grade!