Hi,I'm Mrs. Skinner. I teach S.A.I.L. Classes @ Pinckney Elementary School, where Students are Actively Involved in Learning!
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Thomas A. Edison
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin
I am one of the four teachers for the S.A.I.L. classes at Pinckney Elementary, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade academically gifted and talented program in Charleston County School District.
Born and raised:
I grew up in Albany, Indiana, a small town in east central Indiana. As a child and young adult, I was very active in sports like basketball, softball, golf, track & field, flag football, and soccer. Today, you may even catch me on the Pinckney
basketball court shooting a few hoops or sharing my ball handling skills
with some of the students.
Where do I say I'm "from" now?
I live in Mt. Pleasant with my husband of 30 years. We have two beautiful daughters who are attending medical school at MUSC and college at The College of Charleston. I enjoy walking with
friends to keep in shape and going to College of Charleston baseball, basketball, and soccer games with my husband.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a teaching endorsement in Physical Education from Ball State University located in Muncie, IN (1980), where I played on the B.S.U. Women's Golf Team.
In 1993, I received an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from The College of Charleston. I also earned an endorsement in Gifted Education in 2002 at The College of Charleston.
Over the past 29 years of teaching in Elementary Education and Gifted Education, I have been blessed to be a part of the future.
I have taught for 24 years in Charleston County School District;
-14 years at Pinckney Elementary - 1999 to present,
-5 years at Belle Hall Elementary - 1994 to 1999,
-5 years at Buist Academy - 1986 to 1991.
During my first 5 years of teaching, I taught in the Columbus, Ohio area at Smith Elementary of Delaware (OH) City Schools - 1981 to 1986.