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

Shine and be Kind in PE!    

Remember to Keep Moving and make every day a new adventure.  

We have an action-packed PE program designed for 2023-2024.


My name is Carmen Plemmons.  Students call me Mrs. Plemmons.  I am beginning my 36th year as a Physical Education teacher.  This is my 17th year at Lake Murray Elementary School.  I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  I am married and have two adult daughters, Alicia 32, and Kelly 29.  I have two grandcats, Stormy and Sadie.

My husband, Mitch, and I have 2 furbabies in our pack.  We have 2 dogs.  Kissie is a 4-year-old Chiweenie.  Millie is a 4-year-old Jack Russell mixed.   If you see us out walking in the parks or on the trails, come by and meet the Plemmons' Pack.

I enjoy being physically active.  I work out 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 14th 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 7 years.  We also have a four-year-old son named Indy and recently welcomed our second child Wrigley in July! 


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!