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Adams, Lindsay

7th Grade ELA Teacher

Lindsay Adams was born and raised in Charleston, SC and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in History and Secondary Education, go Cougars! On the weekend, you can find her spending time with her family, snuggling with her pets, Ralphie (dog), Boo Radley (cat), and Scout (cat), or enjoying a good meal! She is very excited to be a part of the Bulldog team this year and looking forward to meeting all of her 7th Grade ELA scholars!

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Alliston, Madison

4th Grade Teaching Fellow

Madison Alliston is super excited about being in her first year teaching at Meeting Street Brentwood! She recently moved to the Charleston area after graduating with her undergrad degree at the University of Cincinnati and joining Teach For America. With the help of Teach For America, she will be starting her Masters program this winter to enhance her skills and grow as an educator. Isabelle loves to write at any chance she gets and, outside of school, she loves to go to the beach and be active. She is so thrilled to be a part of the Bulldog family!

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Armitage, Isabelle

5th Grade ELA Teacher

Isabelle Artimage is super excited to be starting her first year teaching at Meeting Street Brentwood! She recently moved to the Charleston area after graduating with her undergrad degree at the University of Cincinnati and joining Teach For America. With the help of Teach For America, she will be starting her Masters program this winter to enhance her skills and grow as an educator. Isabelle loves to write any chance she gets and outside of school, she loves to go to the beach and be active. She is so thrilled to be a part of the Bulldog family!

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Brash, Katie

3rd Grade Mathematics Teacher

Katie Brash graduated from Allegheny College in 2017 with a B.S. in Global Health and Studio Art, and recently earned her Masters Degree in Teaching from College of Charleston in Spring 2022. She has been living in Charleston for five years, and enjoys running, drawing, cooking and reading. This school year, she is excited to begin teaching 3rd grade math at Meeting Street Brentwood. 

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Brown, Shina

5th Grade Mathematics Teacher

Shina Brown is thrilled to be returning to Meeting Street Brentwood as a 5th grade teacher and Grade Level Chair. She received her bachelor’s degree from Lander University of Greenwood, SC and is certified as an elementary educator with gifted and talented endorsement. She is graduating with her master’s degree in school counseling from Grand Canyon University in October. In her free time, she enjoys reading new books, spending time with family and friends, and taking walks with her furbaby, Zoey.

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Chapman, Monica

1st Grade Teacher

Monica Chapman is ecstatic to be a part of the Brentwood community. This is her 9th year in education. she's taught Head Start, Kindergarten, Middle School Special Education and 5th grade. This is her first year teaching 1st grade! She has her Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in “Mental Health” from Webster University and her Bachelor’s in Child Development from Voorhees College. she is a SC native from a BIG small town called Hollywood! she has one daughter that she absolutely “ADORE”! she loves being around her family and friends. she enjoys reading, going to the beach and being in mommy mode. 

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Curcio, Brianna

3rd Grade ELA Teacher

Brianna Curcio is from Connecticut where she received her undergraduate degree in Communications at Eastern CT State University and her masters in teaching at Sacred Heart University. She previously lived in Orlando, Florida for three years and worked at Disney World in College! She loves to cook, go to the beach and participate in anything outdoors! She loves adventures and trying new things! 

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Curtis, Courtney

Alumni Transition Coordinator & Testing Coordinator 

Courtney Curtis is the Alumni Transition Coordinator at Meeting Street Brentwood. This is her first year in the network and her twenty-first year in education (eighteen were spent in a 6th-grade science classroom, two in a leadership/administration/coaching position). Courtney received her B.S in Elementary Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her Masters in Education and Education Specialist in Leadership from Capella University. Courtney's hobbies include reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to working with all the families at Meeting Street Schools and providing opportunities for all of our students.

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Dodson, Vanna

3rd Grade Teacher

Vanna Dodson teaches third grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined us from Tennessee, where she completed her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology and a focus in Pre-Law. She is currently working on her Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Outside of school she enjoys walking with her dog, Admiral, on the beach or reading in a coffee shop downtown.

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Druce, Molly

Academic Interventionist

Molly Druce is an academic interventionist at Meeting Street Brentwood. She taught 6th grade at Meeting Street Brentwood last year and Morningside Middle School. Molly received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia. After working as a SCUBA instructor for a couple years she decided to go back to school to be a teacher. She received her M.Ed. in Secondary ELA Education from Vanderbilt's Peabody College. Outside of school, Molly enjoys fishing, seeing live music, and walking with her two pups- Emmylou Harris and Booker T Jones.

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Flores, Raquel

Business Manager

Raquel Flores is the school Business Manager. She was born in the Bronx, and grew up in the Poconos in Pennsylvania while spending most summers in the city. She has a background in early childhood education, and taught infants and toddlers with special needs for 5 years before moving to South Carolina. Raquel received her B.S. from Penn State University in Human Development and Family Studies with a family science option. During her time away from the school, she enjoys spending time with her husband Shane, her children Trent, Shari and Dahlia and dog Onyx and being outdoors.

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Galotta, Jessica

Fourth Grade Teacher

Jessica Galotta teaches fourth grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined us from Chicago, where she was a kindergarten and fourth grade teacher. Jessica received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Saint Xavier University. Outside of school, she enjoys exercising and exploring new restaurants.

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Garber, Jayne-Stuart

Kindergarten Teacher

Jayne-Stuart Garber teaches Kindergarten at Meeting Street Brentwood. She is a 2019 Teach for America Corp member who moved to Charleston from Nashville, TN. Jayne-Stuart received her B.A. in Marketing at the University of Tennessee with a minor in Studio Art, Printmaking. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Education at Francis Marion University. When she is not at school she loves to be on the beach, practice yoga, and cook.

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German, Sharey

Pre-K 3 Teacher

Sharey German Pre-K 3 teacher at Meeting Street Brentwood. This is will be her sixth year at Brentwood. She graduated from Coastal Carolina with a BA in History and a minor in Biology. She also graduated from University of Phoenix with a MA in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, shopping, and working out.

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Goddard, Kevin

2nd Grade Teacher

Kevin Goddard teaches second grade here at MSB! He has been Married for 6 years to his wife who is from Austria. He has 2 kids: 1 boy & 1 girl who Both are now adults. He has Received a doctorate in 2010 & 2020, 15 years classroom exp, 5 years of admin and owned tutoring service. He is a Veteran of U.S. Army, A Big New Orleans Saints fan & Plays music( bass and guitar)! 

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Godwin, Kitt

Data Manager 

Uai Godwin, also known as Kitt, is the Data Manager here at Brentwood. He can assist you with any Powerschool needs. For fun, he enjoys traveling to Thailand, where he was born, especially to the beautiful islands in Phuket. He also likes dancing such as the salsa, cha cha, rumba, swng, shag, etc. He has a 16-year-old daughter that goes to SOA and a Holland Lop rabbit named Gucci.

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Griffith, Theresa

5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher

Theresa Griffith is our 5th & 6th Science Teacher. This is her first year in the network and her 8th year of teaching. She earned a B.S. in Biology at Shorter University in Rome, GA. While in college, Theresa won 4 NCA National Championships for cheerleading. She taught in Georgia for 4 years and moved to Charleston in 2018 to teach at St. John's High School for 3 years. During Summer 2021, Theresa started traveling around the country in an RV. She returned to Charleston 8 months later for the opportunity to be the Head Cheer Coach for Charleston Southern University and to be a part of the Brentwood Bulldog family! She is excited for the year ahead and to cheer on her scholars!

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Guilliam, Kelsey

Special Education Teacher

Kelsey Guilliam is a special education teacher at Meeting Street Brentwood. She moved here all the way from Ohio where she taught students with autism for two years prior. Kelsey received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks) and her M.Ed. in Special Education from Bowling Green State University. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys reading, seeking new adventures, hiking, trying new foods, running, and hanging out with her pup, Ziggy.

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Hannon, Murray

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Murray Hannon teaches 6th Grade ELA at Meeting Street Brentwood. Her hometown is Nashville, Tennessee, but she moved to Charleston from New York. Ms. Hannon attended Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with a degree in sociology. In Ms. Hannon's free time, she likes to watch movies, eat vegetarian food, and walk in Hampton Park! When Ms. Hannon was in 6th grade, her favorite book was Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.

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Hansen, Charlie

Assistant Principal, Operations 

Charlie Hansen serves as the Assistant Principal, Director of Operations at Meeting Street Brentwood. He joined the Brentwood team this year after spending the past 10 years in local and state government. In his previous position, Charlie managed the day-to-day operations for Mount Pleasant's Public Service Department and led hurricane response among other major events like the Cooper River Bridge Run. Charlie earned a Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston and is passionate about organizational leadership and operations. When not at Brentwood,Charlie enjoys wrestling with his dog Mowgli and enjoying all of Charleston's outdoor activities. 

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Harrell, Shakira

Dean of Students

Shakira Harrell is the Dean of Students at Meeting Street Brentwood serving students in grades 2-4. Shakira is a native of the Bronx, New York and has lived in Charleston for the past 4 years. She has a wealth of experience working with children, youth & families in the roles of school counselor, social worker, and case manager to name a few. Shakira earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York City, MSW from Columbia University, and M.Ed from Arizona State University. When she is not working, Shakira loves to learn and spend time with her friends and family.

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Healy, Samantha

2nd Grade Teacher

Samantha Healy is a second grade teacher at Meeting Street Brentwood. Sam is a South Carolina native, originally from Surfside Beach. She moved to Charleston four years ago to attend the College of Charleston where she graduated with a bachelor's in Elementary Education. Outside of school, she enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her friends, and dancing!

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Holliday, Janelle

Dean of Student Support & Testing Coordinator

Janelle Holliday serves as our Dean of Student Support. She returned to South Carolina from Georgia after 9 years and has been in the field of education for 11 years. Mrs. Holliday has taught 1st-3rd grade, was an Early Intervention Coordinator, MTSS Coordinator, and an Instructional Interventionist. She was also named 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Holliday has a Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University and Kennesaw State University. She also has teacher leader, coaching, and ESOL endorsements. Mrs. Holliday enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, shopping, reading, and sketching. 

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Holmes, Nicole

First Grade Teacher

Nicole Holmes is a sixth year First Grade Teacher at Meeting Street Brentwood.She obtained her B.A. in Experimental Psychology with a minor in African American Studies from the University of South Carolina. Nicole is currently in pursuit of her M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Outside of teaching, she enjoys going to church, singing, and spending time with her two favorite people, her husband and her daughter, Summer. 

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Hutchinson, Shyra

Pre-K Teacher 

Shyra Hutchinson is a PreK Teacher here at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined the Meeting Street team at the end of the school year after the past four years on a Head Start program with Charleston County School District. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Voorhees College, which is now Voorhees University, in 2015. After she graduated from college, she started teaching toddlers and infants at a Daycare in Charleston,SC for 3 years. She always had a passion for teaching children. Shyra is from a place called Edisto Island, SC. She has a 5-year-old son named Kayson. Outside of school, she loves to cook, listen to music and spend lots of time with her family and friends. 

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Hood, Lori

Reading Interventionist 

Lori Hood teaches Reading Intervention at Meeting Street Brentwood. She originates from Ohio, where she studied Psychology and Spanish at the University of Cincinnati. She then joined Teach For America and entered the world of education as a Special Education Teacher in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Outside of school, she enjoys dog park time with her pup, working out at the gym, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Johnson, Aveus

First Grade Teacher

Aveus Johnson teaches first grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined us from Angel Oak Elementary, where she was a Pre-K teacher for two years. Aveus received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Charleston Southern University, and her M.Ed. Literacy Education from The Citadel. Outside of school, when she is not overseeing her nonprofit, I Am Somebody Girls Club, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, sewing, and writing.

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Kantor, Haley

First Grade Teacher

Haley Kantor teaches first grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. She found her passion for education by teaching outside of Baltimore, MD, received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Auburn University, and is working towards her M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education, with a specialization in Early Reading Literacy from Johns Hopkins University. Outside of school, Haley enjoys staying active outside and trying new foods!

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Kingery, Taylor

Special Education Teacher

Taylor Kingery is teaching lower school Special Education in the areas of reading, writing, social/emotional, and behavior at Meeting Street Brentwood. She graduated from the College of Charleston with an undergraduate degree in Special Education for mental disabilities and emotional disturbances. Outside of school she enjoys being with her dogs or going on her boyfriend's boat.

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Lancaster, Mary

Elementary Head of School

Mary Catherine Lancaster serves as Elementary Head of School at Brentwood. She joined the Brentwood team this year after working for the past 10 years in education, serving most recently as the Director of Instruction for a charter network in the Bronx. Originally from Charleston, Mary Catherine earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Spanish from Clemson University. She earned her Master’s Degree from Teachers College at Columbia University as a Reading Specialist. Mary Catherine loves being outside with her husband and her two kids. She is extremely excited to have joined the Brentwood family!

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Langley, Shaquira

Kindergarten Teacher

Shaquira Langley teaches Kindergarten at Meeting Street Brentwood. She is from Pawleys Island, SC who recently relocated back to the Carolina area after living in the District of Columbia for years where she taught preschool. In her role, she focused on classroom culture, social emotional skills, and academic distinction. Committed to education, Shaquira received her B.S. in Psychology at Hampton University and a M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from Relay Graduate School of Education. Outside of school, she enjoys working-out and spending time with friends and family.

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Lawton, Kyle

Eighth Grade Teacher

Kyle Lawton-Fritz teaches eighth grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. Kyle joined MSB in 2017 and has been fortunate to teach the same cohort of amazing students for four years. She joined Teach For America-Nashville in 2010, where she taught at KIPP Nashville. After TFA, Kyle pursued a Master's in Social Work at New York University to build her skill set and to provide social-emotional tools for the students that she worked with. While in New York City, she counseled dozens of students at Murray Hill Academy High School and continued to tutor students of all ages. In 2017, Kyle was convinced to move down to Charleston and fell in love with the city and Meeting Street's mission. Outside of school, Kyle loves spending time with her fiance, Charles, friends, and family. She loves bike riding, reading, going to the beach, cooking, making jewelry, interior design, and watching movies/ TV shows.

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Leach, Ben

Science Teacher

Ben Leach is a Meeting Street Brentwood science teacher. He has taught in a variety of schools, both public and private, for seven years, and he has worked as a school administrator for two years. He attended Clemson University (Go Tigers!) and received degrees in science teaching and biology, and he received his masters in administration from Marymount University. Outside of work, he loves to be out on the water fishing with his wife and son. They love to swing dance to all kinds of music, and he's a sucker for a good baseball game.

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Lennarz, Claire

First Grade Teacher 

Claire Lennarz is from Williamsburg, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia. She recently moved to Charleston from New York City where she was teaching second grade. On the weekends, Claire enjoys doing outdoor activities such as running, playing tennis, reading in the park and swimming at the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her parents, her younger brother and their three dogs. She is so excited to be part of the Bulldog family this year!

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Liberi, Angelina

Dean of Instruction

Angelina Liberi is the Elementary School Dean of Instruction at Meeting Street Brentwood. This is her first year with the network and ninth year in education. Angelina received her B.A in Early Childhood Education from Chatham University and is currently pursuing her M.Ed in Educational Leadership. Angelina is also a Teach For America-South Carolina Alumni. In her spare time, Angelina enjoys the beach, spending time with her dog, and exploring Charleston!

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Lloyd, Imani

Operations Specialist 

Imani Lloyd serves in her first year as Meeting Street Brentwood's Operations Specialist. She arrived from Columbia, South Carolina to Charleston in 2015 where she studied Commercial Real Estate Finance at the College of Charleston. Previously, she worked as a dance instructor in Jazz, Ballet, and Musical Theater for children of all varying ages. When not at Brentwood, Imani enjoys working at a local theater as an actor, choreographer and stage manager.

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Lopes, Julia

Kindergarten Teacher

Julia Lopes teaches Kindergarten at Meeting Street Brentwood. She is originally from São Paulo, Brazil and joined us in 2017 after receiving her B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Florida. Outside of school, she enjoys being outdoors, going out to eat, and catching up on new movies and TV shows.

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Mack, Arkeila

Social Studies Teacher

Arkelia Mack teaches 4th grade-6th grade Social Studies at Meeting Street Brentwood. She has prior experience as a caregiver and working with kids with autism. Arkelia has a B.S. in Biology from Benedict College. As a teacher, she has dedicated her time to provide students with an experiential and hands-on learning environment. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, making lipgloss and body scrubs, and spending time with her daughter, Zyien.

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Marthaler, Hailey

Kindergarten Teacher

Hailey Marthaler teaches kindergarten at Meeting Street Brentwood. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where she attended Allegheny College for her undergraduate degree. She received her graduate degree from Robert Morris University. Hailey is currently working on her M.A.T in Elementary Education from Liberty University. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, Stanley, reading mystery novels and rooting for the Green Bay Packers!

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Martinez, Caroline

Middle School Instructional Coach

Caroline Martinez has taught upper school math for the past two years at Meeting Street Brentwood. This will be her 10th year in the classroom where she has mainly taught Math to 3rd-6th grade students. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and her M.S. in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. During her free time Caroline loves to create, be it fun times with her family/friends or different craft projects for her home.

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Michael, Roger

Head of Middle School

Roger is a dedicated educator who firmly believes that all students can learn and that their wildest dreams can and will become their reality. He is originally from Chesterfield, SC and attended the University of South Carolina Upstate. Roger has worked with students from grades PreK-12 in a variety of roles. He has served as a teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Throughout his time as an educator, he has lived by one quote, “How can you teach me if you do not know me and I do not know you?” In Roger’s free time, you can find him cooking a good southern meal, trying to bake, engaging in discussions about how Marvel is better than DC, or spending quality time with his family and friends!

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Miraziz, Nicole

Instructional Coach

Nicole Miraziz is the middle school literacy specialist at Meeting Street Brentwood. She is a Charleston native and joined MSB after teaching second and third grade in Atlanta as a Teach for America corps member. She is a founding member of the MSB staff where she has been a reading interventionist and a first and third grade teacher. Nicole graduated from The University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. When she is not in the classroom, Nicole enjoys staying active, relaxing at the beach, baking, boating, and spending time with her husband and son, John Gray.

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Miskew, Abigail

Speech-Language Pathologist

Abby Miskew is the Speech-Language Pathologist at Meeting Street Brentwood. She earned her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC before completing her M.A. in Speech- Language Pathology at George Washington University this year. In her spare time she enjoys exploring her new city and walking the Ravenel bridge.

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Moore, Dawn

Academic Interventionist

Dawn Moore is an academic interventionist at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined us from Arizona, Where she was a Behavior intervention and fourth grade ELA teacher in Phoenix. Dawn received her B.S. in Sociology from Grand Canyon University and her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. Outside of school, She enjoys movies, bowling, traveling, and spending time with her love ones.

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Murray, Cara

Counselor

Cara Murray is a school counselor here at Meeting Street Brentwood. She is excited about her 5th year with our Team & Family. Prior to MSB, Cara was a Program leader with WINGS for kids where she directed social and emotional after school programs here in Charleston. Cara began as an educator when she served as a Teach for America Corps Member is New Orleans, Louisiana as a 5th and 6th grade teacher. She is passionate about empowering our students and families with resources and skills for success. Outside of school, Cara loves enjoying her family.

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Norval, Kasey

Second Grade Teacher

Kasey Norval teaches 2nd grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. This will be here 4th year teaching with us! She joined us from Ohio where she received a degree in Child Development from the University of Akron. She is working on completing her Masters in Education. Outside of school she enjoys running, playing with her dog, Finn & hiking.

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Parker, Catherine

Pre-K 4 Teacher

Catherine Parker teaches Prek4 at Meeting Street Brentwood. This is her first year teaching at Meeting Street and third year teaching. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 2019 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently earning her masters from Liberty University in Developmental Psychology. In her free time, Catherine enjoys going to the lake, spending time with her friends and family, and doing yoga.

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Parker, Devin

PE Teacher & Athletic Director

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Perez, Alison

Art Teacher

Alison Perez is delighted to be returning to Meeting Street Brentwood as an early childhood Art Teacher during the 2021-2022 school year. She is incredibly proud to be part of a learning community that is dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities for children in North Charleston. Alison grew up and attended public schools in Unionville, Pennsylvania. It was always Alison's dream to become a teacher. She received her bachelor's degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is certified as an early childhood and elementary educator. After college, Alison spent 2 years in Rhode Island designing and implementing a tutoring and intervention program for at-risk students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Since moving to South Carolina in 2006, Alison has taught 1st and 2nd grade in Charleston County. She also provided support and mentorship for new teachers, and has designed and provided professional development in incorporating science into reading and writing instruction for early childhood educators. In her free time, Alison loves spending time with her boyfriend Brandon, gardening, going to the beach, painting, and playing with her dog and cats - Cassidy, Judy, Magnolia, Sugaree, and Scarlet.

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Pettiford, Jennifer

Behavior Interventionist

Jennifer Pettiford is a Behavior Interventionist and former third-grade teacher at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined the Brentwood team in 2017 after leading an after-school program for Charleston County School District. She received her B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, beach days, and spending time with family.

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Pugh, Jermaine

Behavioral Interventionist 

Mr. Pugh is a first year Behavioral Interventionist of the Middle School and Bulldog Prep.  He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to South Carolina with his wife in 2011. He spent 2 years as a mental health tech at a behavioral hospital, and 1 year as a substitute teacher. Before coming to Meeting Street, he worked as team lead of a nearby homeless shelter where he still works in his spare time.  He graduated with a B.A in Psychology and is pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

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Ramos, Jazmin

Front Office Manager

Jazmin Ramos is the Bilingual Front Office Manager of Meeting Street Brentwood. She relocated to SC from NYC and has received her A.A in arts, certified in video editing and is pursuing her B.A in Business Administration. Outside of school, Jazmin loves spending time with family, dancing, comedy, film and chocolate. 

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Rampey, Shelby

Kindergarten Teacher

Shelby Rampey teaches kindergarten at Meeting Street Brentwood. This is her sixth year teaching at MSB. Shelby received her bachelors in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston. Outside of school, she enjoys being outdoors with her puppy and spending time with her friends and family.

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Ramsey, Christine

Occupational Therapist

Christine Ramsey is starting her eighth year at Meeting Street Brentwood as the Occupational Therapist Interventionist. Prior to working at MSB, she was an OT for 4 years in SC public schools. Before focusing on pediatrics, Christine worked in adult rehabilitation for five years in North Charleston and Florence. She received her Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina, and her undergraduate study was in Exercise Science at USC. Outside of school, Christine enjoys crafting, and spending time with her husband and 2 children camping, fishing, and supporting their school and sporting events.

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Rathburn, Emily

ESOL Interventionist

Emily Rathburn teaches 2nd grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. She taught 2nd grade last year after joining us from Virginia. She received her B.S. in Education and her M.A.T. in Elementary Education from James Madison University. Outside of school she enjoys going to the beach, exploring Charleston, and spending time with her puppy Nellie.

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Riddle, Kent

Dean & Pre-K Instructional Coach 

Kent Riddle is the Pre-K Instructional Coach and Math Interventionist. He has worked as a Pre-K4 teacher, a Pre-K Multi-Age teacher, and Dean at Meeting Street in the past. Before coming to Meeting Street Elementary, Kent worked at Angel Oak Elementary on Johns Island where he worked as a Kindergarten Teacher and a Child Development Teacher. He implemented the school’s first early childhood looping program, and was active in various leadership roles. Kent has experience teaching abroad through volunteer work in Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Peru, and he also worked in education during his AmeriCorps NCCC tenure. Kent has a B.A. in English Literature from Seattle Pacific University and an M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston. In his free time Kent enjoys traveling, surfing, and spending time with family.

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Riley, Sep'Tisha

Sixth Grade Teacher

Sep'Tisha Riley teaches 6th grade Math at Meeting Street Brentwood.  She is originally from St.Louis, Missouri and this is her third year with the network. Sep'Tisha received her received her B.A in Anthropology & Sociology with a minor in Theatre Arts from Kalamazoo College.  In her spare time, Sep'Tisha enjoys painting, reading and trying new restaurants .

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Ross, Nicole

Bulldog Prep Teacher 

Nicole Ross is originally from Rochester, NY and has lived in South Carolina for the past 20 years. She attended Coker College and graduated with a Bachelorette of Science in Psychology. Because of her love for children and a strong desire to teach, she went through the PACE program to obtain a teaching certificate. For the past 6 years Ms. Ross has had the opportunity to guide students with emotional disabilities. She has worked with students ranging from Pre K through middle school and is very excited to be a part of the Behavior Support team here at Meeting Street Brentwood!

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Sierputoski, Hartley

Pre-K 4 Teacher

Hartley Sierputoski is a PreK Teacher at Meeting Street Elementary @Brentwood. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education and Counseling Psychology at Wheelock College in Boston. Hartley is currently finishing her Masters Degree at Boston University in Integrated Elementary and Special Education. Outside of school, Hartley enjoys taking her Dog Felix for walks on the beach and spending time outdoors.

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Singleton, Daphne

IT Manager

Daphne Singleton is the IT Manager at Meeting Street Brentwood. She was previously employed with CCSD with 15 years of experience in technology. Daphne received her Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Voorhees College, Denmark, SC. Outside of school Daphne enjoys spending time with her two little princess Zoè (5 yrs old) & Zy’Onne (infant). Zoè is her little dancing machine and the life of any environment she is in. Zy’Onne is our newest little princess who is lovable and full of smiles.

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Thurman, Xaviera

Fourth Grade Teacher

Xaviera Thurman teaches fourth grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. Xaviera received her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Spanish from North Carolina Central University and a M.A.T. in Elementary Education from Liberty University. Outside of school, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her husband, Sherod, and three children, Cadence, Christopher, and Charlotte.

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Vukelic, Catherine

Special Education Teacher

Catherine Vukelic is a special educator at Meeting Street Brentwood. She received her B.S in Special Education from the College of Charleston in 2018. When she’s not at school, Catherine enjoys spending time gardening and being outdoors.

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Jones, Alma

Kindergarten Teacher

Alma Jones is a sixth year kindergarten teacher at Meeting Street. During her first year at Meeting Street she began as a fellow and transitioned into a lead on the kindergarten team. Prior to joining the Meeting Street family, Alma worked at James Island Elementary for four years. While there, she worked as a teacher assistant in the computer lab, kindergarten class, and the pre-school intervention class (PIC). Alma earned my bachelor of science in elementary education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Alma is a native of Edisto Island, South Carolina. She currently resides in Summerville, South Carolina with her husband Eddie, and three children, Aldariya, 18 and Trevion, 14, and Elijah 3 years old. When she is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family. It has always been her dream to educate children, and she is passionate to live out her dream with the Meeting Street family. Alma looks forward to another exciting year at Meeting Street Brentwood!

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Weber, Carolina

Fourth Grade Teacher

Carolina Weber teaches fourth grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. Prior to teaching in South Carolina, Ms. Weber taught ELA in Lesotho, Africa with the Peace Corps. This jump started her interest in teaching and led her to pursue her passion of education in the states as well. She received her B.A. in Communications from Charleston Southern University. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach and trying new things with friends.

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Weiss, Emma

Third Grade Teacher

Emma Weiss teaches third grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. She joined us from Maryland, where she graduated with a B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a minor in Creative Arts. Outside of school she enjoys yoga, stand up paddle boarding, and going to the beach.

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Whetstone, Amy

Kindergarten Teacher

Amy Whetstone teaches kindergarten at Meeting Street Brentwood. She was born and raised in Hollywood, SC, but spent some time in Rock Hill, SC where she attended Winthrop University and went on to get her Masters in Elementary Education from Wingate University. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three children, Kylay, Jude, and Brantley.

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Lee, Rachel

Third Grade Teacher

Rachel Lee teaches 3rd grade at Meeting Street Brentwood. This is her second year with the network and 5th year teaching. Rachel received her B.S in Elementary Education from Liberty University. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading, playing sports, and traveling.

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Williams, Anna

Behavior Interventionist

Anna Williams is our Pre-K- 1st grade Behavior Interventionist at Meeting Street Brentwood. Anna is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she served as a Therapeutic Group Leader at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. While in this position, she provided intensive mental health treatment to children ages 3 to 8 in a classroom setting. Anna received her B.S. in Social Work from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Outside of work, Anna enjoys painting, long boarding, and going to the beach with her dog!