Mrs. Elizabeth Cycak

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Mrs. Elizabeth Cycak

My name is Elizabeth Cycak and this will be my 13th year teaching first grade. I have taught at HCJ since it reopened in 2011. Prior to that year, I taught first grade at Cotton Belt Elementary. I love first grade and everything about it! I enjoy watching the many milestones my students reach and the independence they gain throughout the year. It’s truly a year of growth (and loose teeth)! I live in Rock Hill with my husband Chris, our son Charlie and our cat, Cali. I enjoy reading, shopping and traveling. I love going to the mountains! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Winthrop University – Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education – 2006
Columbia College – Master’s Degree in Divergent Learning – 2009
National Board Certification - 2013

 

Ms. Gena Harris

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Ms. Gena Harris

Hello, my name is Gena Harris and I love teaching first graders! I have a heart for children and I am grateful for the opportunity to watch your child blossom and grow firsthand! I believe each child is an individual and deserves to be treated with respect. I strive to provide my students with real world experiences, hands on activities, and shared responsibilities in our classroom.

My involvement in Early Childhood Education began as a Kindergarten Teacher Assistant for four years. Then, I decided to go to school to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Winthrop University. After graduation, I worked in York and Rock Hill School Districts doing long term maternity leaves for two years. This allowed me to experience a wide range of grade levels in elementary. I then continued my experience by working with YPA for four years prior to joining the York School District family. This will be my fifth year at Harold C. Johnson and I look forward to continuing teaching here!

Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Winthrop University

Ms. Breanna Jones

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Ms. Breanna Jones

My name is Breanna Jones and this will be my fifth year of teaching first grade at HCJES. I live in Fort Mill and grew up in York School District. I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston (Go Cougars!). I love working with first graders. I have a passion for teaching students how to become independent life-long learners. I am blessed with the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of students each year and help them reach their full potential as learners. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and spending time with my family.