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Mrs. Quesada

Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Quesada and I am from Bluffton, SC and I graduated from Winthrop University. Some of my favorite things are the color green, strong coffee, my dog, going on long walks and indoor plants! Last school year I had the honor to be at JES as junior faculty and was able to stay!  I fell in love with this school, the teachers, staff, community and students and I’m beyond excited to begin this school year!

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Mrs. Jenner

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Mrs. To be determined

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Mrs. Beasley

Mrs. Kitchin

 

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Mrs. Jenner

My name is Whitney Jenner and I am a Teachers Assistant in one of our Multi Level 1 classes. I live in York with my husband on our family farm. I am a product of Jefferson Elementary and am so blessed to come to work everyday to share the love I have for JES with all of our students. When I am not at school my husband and I work with Youth at our local church. I love to spend time outdoors, with our family and cheering on our Tigers!!

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Ms. Devane

Speech Therapist

My name is Alyssa DeVane and I'm a Speech Language Pathologist. I have lived in 7 different states and went to JMU and ULM. I love to run, read, watch movies, and hang out with my family and friends. My favorite color is green and my favorite books are the Harry Potter series. I love my job and getting to work with various students.

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Ms. Husar

Hello! My name is Miss Husar! I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. I graduated from Ball State University in 2021 and earned my degree in Special Education. It is going to be an amazing year! I am so excited to get this year started and learn more about each of you!!

Food: Fried Rice

Color: Black

Season: Spring

Hobby: Working out

Animal: Cat

Drink: Dr. Pepper

Candy: Twizzlers

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Mrs. Ward

Mrs. Counts

Mrs. Elswick 

 

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Mrs. Grier

Academic Interventionist

Mrs. Grier is in her 14th year of teaching exceptional learners. She has had the privilege of teaching every grade from kindergarten to 12th grade in varying positions.  Prior to earning her master’s in education from Converse College she worked as a law enforcement victim’s advocate for 5 years.  She is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina and enjoys attending Gamecock football games.

She lives with her husband in Chester, SC where they raise their four children-- two of which attend York School District One schools. 

 

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Mrs. Roorda

My name is Elizabeth Roorda and I was born in Charlotte, NC. I currently live in York with my husband and two sons, Ian and Owen. Ian is an 8th grader at York Middle School and Owen is a 5th grader at York Intermediate School. 
 
This will be my 21st year at Jefferson Elementary School. In 2001, I graduated from Erskine College with a bachelor's degree in Special Education. In 2016, I graduated from Winthrop University with a master's degree in Educational Leadership. 
 
In my free time, I enjoy making memories with my family. We love to take trips to the beach in the summer and to the mountains in fall. We also spend much of our time together watching Ian play baseball and Owen play soccer. 
 
I'm looking forward to another great school year here at JES!! 

 

Academic Interventionist

2018-19 Teacher of the Year

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Ms. Pendarvis

Speech Therapist

My name is Joy Pendarvis and I am a Speech Language Pathologist.

I enjoy bowling, getting my nails done and watching movies.

My favorite color is pink.

Favorite Quote: “ The decisions you make today will affect you tomorrow”