Phone: 803-476-4600


Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate degree- University of South Carolina (Early Childhood and Elementary Education) Master's degree- University of South Carolina (Language and Literacy) Literacy Certification National Board Certification- Literacy (Reading-Language Arts- Early and Middle Childhood) 2017 Lake Murray Elementary Teacher of the Year- 2021-2022

Mrs. Sydney Quarles

Dear LMES Parents,

I cannot wait to learn and grow with your children this year!  Kindergarten is such an amazing grade!  You will get to see your child grow tremendously this year-academically and socially!  

This will be my ninth year teaching at Lake Murray Elementary School.  I am blessed to work with amazing students and teachers.  I grew up in Lexington/ Richland 5 and am so excited that I have been able to come back and teach in this amazing district.  I graduated from the University of South Carolina with an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and with a Master's degree in Language and Literacy.  Go Gamecocks!!  I am also a National Board Certified teacher.  

I decided that I wanted to be a teacher when I was in third grade.  My third grade teacher made such an impact on my life and I knew from then on that this was the profession for me!  I have worked with young children for most of my life.

When I am not at school or at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, going to church, watching movies, and going out on the lake.  I got married in July 2014 to my best friend, Jordan!  We now have two dogs and two little boys.  Our sweet puppy Marley is 6 years old, Addie Mae is 4, our son, Jax, is two and Brooks will be one in December.  We enjoy spending our free time together!   

I am looking forward to a great year!!  Let me know if I can help you or your child in any way.

Sydney Quarles