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Third Grade


My name is Valerie H. Ellis. I am a third grade teacher at SJGE. I have been teaching at this school ever since I graduated from the University of South Carolina with my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education in 1994.  I also earned my Master’s degree From Charleston Southern University.  I have taught both second and third grade. Making learning fun and engaging for my students has always been my passion.  

My name is Cynthia D. White. My husband, Charles and I are natives of Eutawville, SC. We have a daughter, a son in-law and a grandson that we love dearly.

My second love is education, and I share this love in my classroom with my students each day. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State University and a Master of Education from Charleston Southern University.

Even though I teach several subjects, my favorite is Language Arts. It was sung my Whitney Houston “The children are Our Future”, we must teach them well and allow them to grow and lead the way. Every day at SJGE my goal is to develop the whole child as they are our future.

My name us Gloria D. Clark.  I have been a dedicated educator for 33 years in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3. I have taught all subjects from K-5. Currently, I am a third grade teacher I received my Bachelor’s degree from Lander University and a Master’s degree from Lesley University.  I am affiliated with many organizations in my school, church, and community. I love teaching, working with children, reading, watching and playing all types of sports, riding bikes, riding horses, and traveling. My life’s philosophy is live, laugh, and love and always put God first.

I am a native of Camden, South Carolina. My husband, Raymond Clark, Sr. and I reside in Holly Hill, SC and is blessed with two children and two grandchildren.