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Mrs. Whetstine

Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

 Hello! My name is Mrs. Whetstine. I am a 4-K teacher here at Jefferson Elementary School. I have been teaching here at Jefferson Elementary for 10 years. I taught 3rd grade for 6 years and 4-K for 4 years. I love spending time with my family. My husband Matt and I have two children Maddox who is 7 and Kinsley who is 5. I am a huge South Carolina Gamecock Fan, GO GAMECOCKS! In my spare time I love to shop, craft, and go on vacations.

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Mrs. Theriot

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Mrs. Gilcher

Hi there, my name is Gina Gilcher. I have been teaching for 18 years and this is my 6th year at Jefferson Elementary. I have taught both 4K and Kindergarten.

I am married and have two children of my own. Emily is in 2nd grade and Alex is in 10th. I have a dog named Bayley and a cat named Rowdy.

I love being a teacher and spending my days with children. I look forward to the next year and getting to know you and your child.

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Mrs. Whitesides

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Mrs. Theriot

My name is Michelle Theriot , I am a 4K assistant here at Jefferson Elementary. I enjoy working with our students teaching them new things and experiencing things for the first time through their eyes! I have been married to my husband for 21 years and we have 2 boys together. Ian is 16 and Blake is 8. I enjoy spending time with my family and making memories with them when I'm not at school. Campfires are a great way to spend my time!🙂

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Mrs. Whitesides

My name is Beth Whitesides and I have been working at Jefferson Elementary for 19 years. I worked as a 5-K assistant for 13 years and the last 6 years as a 4-K assistant. I love helping and watching children learn and seeing the excitement in their faces when they learn something new.

 I am married and have one married son and one daughter who is in her last year at MUSC.  We have one amazing granddaughter that will be turning one soon. When I am not at school , I enjoy spending time with my family and working out.