Meet Mrs. Connolly
Thank you for allowing me to teach your child this year!
This is my sixteenth year teaching and my fourth year in Kindergarten. I also taught 3rd, 1st and EIP. Kindergarten is my favorite! I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, an M. Ed. and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. I have been married for 14 years to Graeme, who teaches at Augusta University. I have three precious children, Cameron (13), Caden (10), and Carly (5). We love rooting for the Clemson Tigers and traveling to visit my husband's family in Scotland. Go Tigers!
Mrs. Connolly was the SCE 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!
Meet Mrs. Prater
I am excited to be teaching kindergarten again this year. I have been teaching for 26 years and I have taught Pre- K, kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grades. My teaching career has spanned 5 states, with the first half of my career as a military spouse. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Elementary Education. My family relocated to Columbia County in the summer of 2016 from Illinois. I have been married for 25 years to my husband Phillip. We have one daughter Hannah, who is senior in high school.
Our family would not be complete without our three rescue dogs Polar, Ragen, and Chili as well as our bunny named Clive.
Meet Mrs. Durham
I am so excited to be teaching another year at SCE! This is my tenth year teaching and my third year in Kindergarten. Most of my experience is in First Grade. I love South Columbia and teaching Kindergarten! I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia. I have been married for seven years to my husband (Andrew) who teaches at Lakeside High School. We have a 3 year-old son named Anderson! He is full of energy. I love spending time with my very large extended family whenever I can!
We love rooting for the Dawgs on Saturdays! If we aren't at home, you can find us at our happy place, Edisto Beach.
Meet Mrs. Rittwage
A little bit about me: I'm a wife and mother of 3 boys. I am a self-proclaimed geek as I love all things Harry Potter and Disney. This is my 20th year teaching and my 9th year of teaching kindergarten. I'm thrilled to be back in Kindergarten! Let's make this year the greatest one yet!