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Third Grade

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Mrs. McKowen: I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I received my Masters degree in Literacy. This will be my 8th year teaching. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time at the beach or on the boat.

Mrs. Youmans: I have my masters in Elementary Education and this will be my 12th year teaching. Some of my hobbies include reading, working out, and spending time with my family. 

Mrs. Dale: I am the third grade Gifted and Talented teacher. I graduated from the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a degree in Elementary Education, this will be my sixth year teaching third grade at Okatie Elementary. My favorite things to do outside of school are spend time with my husband, daughter and bulldog. I also love to read and spend time outdoors. 

Ms. Stephanie Brown: I am a Furman University alum, and I recently moved back to Bluffton after living in Washington, DC for 4 years. When I’m not at school, you can find me spending time with my husband and miniature dachshund, as well as staying active, since I love running and all things fitness!

Ms. Christin Tonkel: I got my bachelor's degree from California State University Chico. This will be my 20th year teaching elementary school. In my free time I enjoy beach vacations, working out, and spending time with my husband, four children, and cockapoo named Teddy. 

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