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image of the head teachers in Kindergarten


Mrs. Amanda Altman:  I have a loving husband, Mitchell, a beautiful 7 year old daughter, Aubrey, and a charming 10 year old son, Gavin.  I also have a dog named Trooper.  Some of my favorite things to do are going to Rays and Braves baseball games, going to Disney, and relaxing at the beach.

Ms. Katie McAlister: I have two young daughters and a fabulous little black cat named spooky. I am originally from NJ, where I did my Masters in Elementary Education at Monmouth University,   (undergraduate at East Stroudsburg University PA in Psychology ).I absolutely love the beach and being outside so moving here to SC was perfect ! I'm so excited to be working with everyone and being a part of the Nest. 

Mrs. Kristina Davis: My family and I moved to SC from CA a few years ago and we are loving living in the Low Country. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my two kids play sports, going to the beach, and football season. 

Mrs. Jennifer Williamsen: I’ve been a highly qualified assistant for 20 years.  I have an amazing husband, Rob, a gorgeous daughter, Sara, and an intelligent son, Nicholas. I have two rescue dogs May and Penny. Some of my favorite things to do are spending time on the river, reading, and watching football.

Ms. Jennifer Court: I have my BA in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Education from USC.  I love spending time with my family at the beach or fishing on our boat.

Mrs Debbie Bush: I have 2 degrees (AS & BS).  I have been married 30 years and I have a 22 year old son. I like reading, cooking and eating out.

Ms. Laurie Sheriff: I have been teaching for 21 years. She has her master’s degree and is National Board certified. When I'm is not at school she can be found at the beach with my children Andy and Emmie.

Mrs. Julie Toirkens: I have a BA from USC. I have been married 19 years and have 2 children. I love traveling and spending time with family.

Ms. Millie Baughman: am very excited to be joining the kindergarten team at Okatie Elementary. I was born and raised here in the Low Country. I actually went to Okatie for elementary school. I recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Early Childhood Education! One of my favorite things to do is be out on the water with friends and family enjoying the Low Country!

Mrs. Stephanie Eaton: I have been involved with Okatie for over 10 years. All three of my kids have attended Okatie. My kids had a wonderful time here in the nest! We like to go hiking, camping, and boating as a family.

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