Phone: 803-476-4600


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physical Education - Appalachian State University National Board Certified Physical Education Teacher (2009, Renewed 2019) *  Married 31 years and have 2 daughters *  Clinical Model Teacher for University of South Carolina * Former member of the Women's Masters USA Track and Field Team  * SCAHPERD Presidents Award

Mrs. Carmen Plemmons

My name is Carmen Plemmons.  Students call me Mrs. Plemmons.  I am beginning my 35th year as a Physical Education teacher.  This is my 16th year at Lake Murray Elementary School.  I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  I am married and have two adult daughters, Alicia 31, and Kelly 28.  

My husband, Mitch and I have 4 furbabies in our pack.  We have 3 dogs.  Bo is a 12-year-old Pitbull.  Kissie is a 3-year-old Chiweenie.  Millie is a 3-year-old Jack Russell mixed.  Our only cat, Zoe (10 years old), thinks she is a dog.  If you see us out walking in parks or on trails, come by and meet them.

I enjoy being physically active.  I workout before school at Burn Boot Camp - Lake Murray.  You can find me racewalking, jogging or roller skating around town most afternoons.  


Keep Moving,

Mrs. Plemmons

Phone: 803-476-4692


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.T. Physical Education Master Plus 30 Online Teaching Certification

Mr. Nellems

Hey, my name is Coach Nellems!  I will be your PE teacher this year.  This is my 13th year teaching Physical Education, all at Lake Murray!  Besides teaching, I love to move and exercise! I enjoy all the activities, but some of my favorites are running, playing basketball and baseball.  I also enjoy spending time at the beach and going on hikes.


When I'm not teaching or being active, I really enjoy spending time with my family.  My wife's name is Whitney and we've been married for 6 years.  We also have a three-year-old son named Indy! 


I received my Master's degree from the University of South Carolina in PE in 2010.  Before then, I graduated from Butler University with a degree in Communication Studies.  While at Butler University, I played on the men's basketball team.  My senior year, our team made it to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2007!


We are so excited about an awesome PE year full of fun and adventure!