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image of the prek team

Mrs. Jennifer Bailey: This is my 18th year teaching. I love teaching Pre-K where children learn through play. I am looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Karen Sirico: I love being here at Okatie.  On the weekends my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.

Mrs. Diane Woods: I have been teaching PreK for 25 years. I have six children and enjoy family time together. I am looking forward to a great year!     

Mrs. Donna LeGrande: I have been working at Okatie for the past two years as a Special Ed assistant!! This will be my third year at Okatie and my first year as a Pre k assistant. I am married and have two children. I am so excited to be working with the little ones since I use to have my own in home daycare!!! 

image of the ECSE Team

Ms. Peggy Kalister: I graduated from The Ohio State University, Ashland University and Kent State University. I love to hike with my dog, Jetty, and husband, Scott, do yoga and cook.

Ms. Trina Mike: I have worked with students with special needs for the past 16 years. I’m married with three grown children. I love to travel (especially cruises) and have visited several countries in the Caribbean.

Ms. Barbara Bain: I was born and raised here in the Low Country.  I am a Gamecock graduate and a baseball fan.  I love working with children of all ages, but special needs is where my heart is.


What does our year look like?

PreK uses the Creative Curriculum studies in this order (each last 4-6 weeks) we just finished beginning of eyar and will be starting our tree study.

  • Beginning Of Year
  • Tree Study
  • Clothing Study
  • Building Study
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Study
  • Ball Study

October Holiday Farms pumpkin patch field trip

The Sandbox interactive museum on Feb 15

Dempsey Farm to pick strawberry on April 25