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Danielle Bliss

Hello! My name is Danielle Bliss. This is my 12th year teaching, and my second year at Saxe Gotha Elementary. I moved to South Carolina in June 2020. I moved here from Georgia, where I lived for five years, but I was born and raised in southwest Ohio. I graduated this summer with my Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi College and a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Wright State University. I have my Gifted and Talented Endorsement, as well as a Mathematics (K-5) Endorsement. I reside outside of Columbia with my fiance, Alex, and our two pups, Bailey and Titan. I look forward to another great year at SGE!

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Haylee Boltjes

Hello! My name is Haylee Boltjes, and I am thrilled to say this is my 16th year of teaching elementary school. I grew up in West Columbia, SC and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from USC Aiken and a Master of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College. I began my teaching career in Lexington School District 2 (Nine Years), before coming to Saxe Gotha Elementary School. I love teaching 2nd Grade! Currently, I live in Lexington, SC with my husband, Paul, and my three children (Brantlee, Caralee, and Thomas). I enjoy shopping, reading, and spending time with my family.

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Jennifer Byrum

Hello! My name is Jennifer Byrum. This is my 15th year of teaching elementary school. I grew up in High Point, NC. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Columbia College in 1996 and a Masters of Teaching from the University of South Carolina in 2018. I began my teaching career in Lexington District Four teaching seventh grade at Sandhills Middle. I taught thirteen years in Lexington District Two where I taught fifth grade, second grade and served first and second graders in Reading Intervention. This will be my third year teaching in Lexington School District 1. This year, I will be teaching second grade. Currently, I live in Lexington with my husband, David and our two rescue dogs, Penny and Bailey. I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Cindy Hornsby

Hello, my name is Mrs. Hornsby and I teach Second Grade at SGES. This is my 5th year teaching. I graduated in 2010 from Columbia College. I have two children who are both girls. I am married and have lived in South Carolina my whole life. I hope this is a great for everyone!!!

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Tracey Lee

Hey! My name is Tracey Lee and I am a second grade teacher at Saxe Gotha Elementary. This is my 6th year in education with experience in teaching second grade and technology coaching! I gained my Early Childhood Degree from Claflin University in 2016. I was born and raised on the island of Trinidad. I currently live in Irmo, SC with my husband, Jason, and bonus daughter, Aaliyah. I enjoy going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.