Brooke Michael

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Brooke Michael

 
Math
My name is Brooke Michael and I am excited to be teaching 7th grade math! I am originally from Ohio, but I moved to South Carolina in 2005. I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I am highly qualified to teach Middle School Mathematics and Social Studies. I have been teaching since 2005 in both traditional and virtual classroom settings. Besides teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling to new places, and spending time outdoors. 
 
 Amy Rankin

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Amy Rankin

 
Math
I attended Winthrop University where I received a bachelor's degree in Middle Level Education in 2018. I am certified and highly qualified to teach both math and social studies. I am also endoresed in Gifted and Talented Education. In August of 2020, I furthered my education with a Master of Science in Education Leadership from Arkansas State University. Outside of school, I enjoy coaching volleyball, traveling, crafting and being outdoors. 

Email: arankin@lexington1.net

 Holley Matthews

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Holley Matthews

 
ELA
I graduated from Presbyterian College in 2013 and began teaching 7th Grade ELA at Pelion Middle that same year. I taught 7th grade for 2 years before moving up to 8th grade and English 1. In December 2016 I graduated from USC with my M.Ed. in Teaching with an emphasis in curriculum. I also have the Gifted and Talented endorsement. I am currently working on my National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Early Adolescent English Language Arts. 
When I'm not teaching I enjoy coaching JV Volleyball at PHS, reading, watching movies, and playing with my dog Duke. 
 
 Elizabeth Bagnall

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Elizabeth Bagnall

ELA
Hiya! I’m Elizabeth Bagnall! I love going to work every day excited to be a teacher here at Pelion Middle School where I have the opportunity to introduce your student to the world of language and literature. I graduated from  Columbia College in 2013 with a major in English Education, and I am currently pursuing a Master's in Trauma-Informed Education I've been teaching since 2013, and started at Pelion Middle in 2018. This school is a part of an amazing community, and I’m thankful to have found a home here. When I'm not teaching, I relaxing at home with my amazing family and two dogs binge-watching an excellent tv show

Email: ebagnall@lexington1.net

Mrs. Brandy Wood

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Mrs. Brandy Wood

 
Social Studies
I received my bachelors degree  in Middle Level Education-Mathematics and Social Studies from the University of South Carolina Aiken. I am currently finishing up my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. I have been teaching since 2012 and have taught 6th grade social studies and math, and 7th grade world geography. I am a coach for the Pelion Varsity Cheerleaders and the sponsor of the Miss Junior Panther pageant. 
 
I currently live in Leesville with my husband, Chris, our three sons Hunter, Jonathan, and Randy, and our fur baby Piper. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and going to Edisto Beach with my family. My favorite quote to live by is "Perception is everything, always think twice!" 
 
 Nicholas Godfrey

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Nicholas Godfrey

 
Social Studies
I received my Bachelors Degree in History from Lander University and my Masters Degree in Administration from Lamar University. I have taught middle and high school history classes during my teaching career, and really enjoy teaching 7th grade Geography. My wife is also a teacher at Gilbert High School, and we have four children, our oldest currently pursuing a teaching degree from Lander University. When I am not teaching I am outside working, hiking, or other outdoor activities and if it is too cold you may find me and my family performing music or in plays at our local theater. 
 
Ms. Alicia Smith

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Ms. Alicia Smith

 
Science
Hello all! I am proud to be a graduate of White Knoll High School with its first graduating class. I started my teaching career in 2005 in Lexington 2, and began at PMS in 2006. I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Columbia College, my middle school science certification, my master's in elementary administration from USC, and will finish up my master's in biology from Clemson University in May 2021. I have two sons who attend Forts Pond Elementary, one of which will join me at the middle school in the 2021 school year. In my spare time, I enjoy singing both karaoke and in my church choir, reading fiction, and cuddling with my 1-year-old cat Jemma.