Ms. Slayden, Ms. Tara, and Ms. Rachel




Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

Ms. Slayden is originally from Columbia, SC but has called Charleston home for the past several years. She attended the College of Charleston where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She received her Montessori training from Gulf Coast Montessori in Houston, TX. She is very excited for the upcoming school year with ECMCS. In her free time, Ms. Slayden loves to read, practice yoga, go to the beach, and watch movies.

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

Ms. Tara grew up near Pittsburgh, PA and hopes to never shovel snow again. She has spent most of the last 18 years living in the southeast and, while she adores the heat, humidity, and amazing sunset views of the Lowcountry, she loves to travel. Ms. Tara has visited 17 of the 60 National Parks and hopes to make it to all of them someday, filling up her NPS Passport along the way. She enjoys hiking, camping, practicing yoga, quilting, cooking, singing, and spending time with her dog, Maggy Maye. Her teacher preparation includes degrees from Clemson (Go Tigers!) and the University of South Carolina as well as Montessori training through Seacoast Center. She has taught for over 12 years in Georgia, South Carolina, and Oregon and thrives on catching up with her former students. She and her current students are most likely to be caught learning with their hands, diverting trash from landfills, and laughing.

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Rachel is an Augusta Georgia native but recently moved to the Charleston area after living in lake country, Milledgeville Georgia. She's been substitute teaching since graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Art Studio. At Georgia Southern you could find her in the field/lab collecting river samples or classifying insects. Now, she plans on becoming a certified teacher in middle or high school education and possibly Montessori. Her love for learning, helping others and making a difference led her to being in the classroom. In her spare time you can “catch” Mrs. Rachel at a baseball game or on the beach.  ‚Äč

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