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Lower School


Mrs. Kelly Curtis-Pre-K

Mrs. Curtis is the K-4 teacher. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A.T at the College of Charleston in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Curtis has been teaching at CCS since 2011.

Ms. gabby ward- Pre-k assistant 

Ms. Ward is the K4 assistant. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2020 with an Undergraduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to working at CCS, she was an Assistant Toddler Teacher for two’s program. She is a former 2012 CCS alum and have been the K4 Assistant at CCS since January of 2022. 

Mrs. Katherine O’Brien-k5

Mrs. O’Brien is the Kindergarten teacher. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina University. She has taught in New York and North Charleston. Mrs. O'Brien has been teaching at CCS since 2012.

jessica rowland-k5 co-teacher

Mrs. Rowland is the Kindergarten Co-Teacher. She earned her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. This will be her 10th year teaching and her 5th year in Kindergarten. 

Mrs. Kathy Kandl-1st grade

Mrs. Kandl is the 1st grade teacher. She earned a B.S. in Business from DePaul University and a MAT in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston. Mrs. Kandl has been working at CCS since 1999.

Mrs. Lizzy Flanders-1st grade assistant

Mrs. Flanders is the 1st grade assistant. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education at the College of Charleston. Mrs. Flanders has been teaching at CCS since 2009.

Mrs. Noreen Serra-2nd grade

Mrs. Serra is the second grade teacher. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Madonna University in Michigan. She has taught pre-school, 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th grades. 

mrs. stephanie powell-2nd grade assistant

Mrs. Powell is the second grade teacher's assistant.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Social Studies and Languages Art from Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Previously, she has taught grades 6th-8th in both public and Catholic schools.

ms. linette rivera-3rd grade

Ms. Rivera is the 3rd Grade teacher.  She has a Bachelor degree in English and History, and a Bachelor's degree in International Education from the University of Winnipeg in Canada.  She has taught all subjects for Grades 3-5 for many years.  She has had experience in various roles as a Math Interventionist for grades 3-8, and a middle school Math teacher grades 6-8.  

Ms. Margaret howe-4th grade

Ms. Margaret Howe is the fourth grade teacher. She has a bachelors degree in music from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Ms. Howe previously taught first and second grade at a Catholic K-8 school in Virginia.