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My name is Brittany S. Broughton. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I am currently enrolled at Capella University where I will be receiving my Master's degee in Reading and Literacy. This is my fourth year teaching in Orangeburg School District 3.

Hi, I'm Sierra Brown. I'm 29 years old and the mother of 5 yrs. old twin girls, Jordyn and Jadyn. I reside in Holly Hill, SC. I received my undergraduate degree from Claflin University in Early Childhood Education. Currently, I’m pursing my master’s degree in teaching. I am entering my 8th year of teaching at St. James Gaillard Elementary School.

It has always been a desire of mine to teach and serve in Orangeburg County Consolidated School District 3. I've always wanted to give the students here the same quality education that I received in the district. Educating is not only what I love and enjoy doing, but what I feel I was destined to do. I enjoy teaching my students and learning from them as well. 

“Mediocre teachers tell. Good teachers explain. Superior teachers demonstrate. Great teachers inspire...” William Arthur Ward. I believe teaching should inspire children to dig deeper and to commit to understanding all content through discovery with the faith of creating a better tomorrow, not only for themselves, but also for their community and family. Inspiring students to become lifelong learners ensures that the academic torch never dims.

 I look forward to another wonderful year at St. James Gaillard Elementary School this year!

Hi! My name is Barbarette Sellers!  I was born and reared in Holly Hill, South Carolina, but I currently live in Santee South Carolina. I have one daughter, Jasmine.  I graduated from Holly Hill-Roberts High School.  After high school, I attended Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education.  After graduating from Limestone, I decided to move back home where I became a part of the Orangeburg County Consolidated School District Three Family as a Teacher’s Assistant.   During this time, I decided to further my education by pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State University.  I wanted to be a teacher. 

I have been working with children since 1992 as a teacher’s assistant and a teacher.   The opportunity to work with children and their families is the best and most rewarding experience that I have ever had.  There is nothing more exciting than witnessing a young child learn something new, and knowing that you have been a driving force behind that growth.

I am blessed and thankful for the opportunity to work in such a nurturing environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help them become productive citizens of our communities, state and our nation.