Greetings!! My name is Joi G. Artis and it is an honor and a privilege to teach here at St. James-Gaillard. I am a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. I am a 2010 graduate of South Carolina State University with a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2016, I received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration Elementary Education from Gardner-Webb University. I have been teaching for 8 years now. I began my teaching career in Orangeburg District Five, at Orangeburg District 5. I believe that Education is the most weapon which one can use to change the world.
Hi! My name is Cameitra D. Council and I have the privilege of being a part of the great staff here at St. James-Gaillard Elementary, teaching first grade. This is my first year as an Early Childhood Teacher. My journey as an educator began as a substitute teacher that later led to me becoming a Computer Lab Assistant. My love for education and children led me to pursue a degree in Education which I know has been the best decision thus far. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of South Carolina Aiken and a Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Teaching from South Carolina State University.
What I love the most about teaching is seeing the smiles and making connections with the kids whether it is tying a shoe or learning something new!