My name is Latosha Hightower-Hayes and I am a native of Columbia, South Carolina. I've taught elementary school for over 20 years because I love learning and inspiring the hearts and minds of young children to grow. I am excited about joining the Pinehurst Eagle family and looking forward to an awesome year!
Ms. Lindsay Guthrie
My name is Lindsay Guthrie and I am one of the Computer Lab teachers here at Pinehurst. This is my fifth year living in Charleston, SC, and working here at Pinehurst. Before teaching at Pinehurst, I lived, grew up, and taught about 25 miles south of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family, on the boat, at the beach, traveling, or just losing myself in a good book.
Ms. Sarah Zimmerman
I have been working at Pinehurst for over 10 years and this is my second home. I am a Reading Interventionist and love to see when our students learn new things! I am from New York and I am always looking for ways to be a better educator. When I am not teaching, I love traveling, a long day at the beach, concerts, and spending time with my husband, son, and daughter.
Mr. Joseph McGruther
Hello! My name is Joseph McGruther and I have been teaching at Pinehurst Elementary for 5 years. I started teaching as a special education teacher, but after having so much fun teaching 4th grade, it is where I have remained. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, cooking, attempting to bake, and watching documentaries with my hound dog Tod.
I love working here at Pinehurst as I am surrounded every day by dedicated teachers and staff, and by students who are curious, excited to learn, and full of personality. I am extremely honored to have been chosen as Pinehurst Elementary’s Teacher of the Year and I look forward to what this year has to bring!
Ms. Lauren Roche
I am Ms. Roche and I am one of the Reading Interventionists! I love working with our students and watching them work hard while celebrating their success. This is my 8th year teaching at Pinehurst, including positions teaching Third, Fourth, and Reading. Outside of school, I love hanging out at the beach, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Amey Wrenn
I'm excited to be teaching first grade at Pinehurst! I grew up in Charleston and currently live on James Island. I graduated from the College of Charleston with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2020. This is my third year teaching, but my first year at Pinehurst. I love to listen to music, watch movies, and try new foods when I am not teaching.