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3rd Grade

Jessica Bolton


This will be my fourth year teaching. I have previously taught second and fourth grade. I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK and moved to South Carolina to attend Furman University in 2015. I graduated with a degree in Sociology and Elementary Education Teaching Certification. I am so excited about being at Piney Woods Elementary.



Brittany Charles



I am so excited about this year in third grade and all the wonderful moments we will have together as a classroom community. I have a passion for creating a safe and inviting learning environment that encourages growth in all students. This is my 10th year in education and second year in third grade at Piney Woods. I was born and raised in Ohio and my family moved to Chapin in 2021. I have been married to my husband Derrik for seven years and we have two little boys. Emmitt is in third grade and Bo is in first grade. They are lucky enough to be Purple Martins too! In my spare time I love traveling and everything Disney. 

Welcome is Mrs. Charles class where we make learning magical! 

Carolyn Duncan


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Martie Newmyer

Phone: 803-756-1157


Welcome to 3rd grade in "the Woods"! I love teaching and our classroom community! My goal is to work together to grow lifelong learners who enjoy problem solving, making meaningful connections, and are the best they can be. 

I have been married to my husband, Bill, for the last 31 years. We have two amazing children! Jillian is working on her PhD in Environmental Health Physics at Oregon State University and Kenny is in Charleston studying to be a teacher. I was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho. Spent a few years in Knoxville, Tennessee and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to Columbia, South Carolina. I still love cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins. I love spending time with my family (they're pretty awesome), traveling, singing, dancing, reading, and crafting. I'm always up for new adventures and trying new things.

Thank you for sharing your child with me. It is an honor. 

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Lindy Ward