Pepperhill Elementary School

Where Excellence is Our Standard.

  • October 14th Student of the Week

    Congratulations to our Student of the Week, Destiny Cook!

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  • Terrific Kids Celebration

    We had a fantastic morning celebrating our Terrific Kids! These Students were recognized for demonstrating our monthly focus behavior of Following Directions Politely and for being terrific!

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  • October Teacher of the Month

    Congratulations to our teacher of the month, Ms. Kositz! This teacher exemplifies the 4C's! Read all about how hard she works for her students and the school!

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  • Pepperhill receives funding for after-school programming

    The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually.

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Jennifer Baez, Principal


  • Establishing a Promise Informed Mindset:

    The FIRST most important thing when becoming the principal of a school is to take the time to see and celebrate what we are doing well as a campus. This step cannot be left out because it is important that we work from our areas of strength. Our staff and our students have so many gifts and talents. It is crucial that we use them to lay our foundation for setting a growth mindset. Secondly, as see areas for improvement, we have to always think about what is RIGHT for the students, the staff, and the community.

    As the principal of Pepperhill, my team and I make decisions based on what is right for our school and our students by using the following framework:

    - Is it right?
    - It is changeable?
    - What is possible?

    In using the framework, the staff and I are able to make collaborative and important decisions that will create positive outcome for our students and achievement for all. These decisions will always be made with the intent to protect instruction while having high expectations across the campus.

    If you want to know more about Promise Informed Schools, go to

    Dr. Baez