Meet 2022 Retiree, Ms. Annette Beard! 🎉 Ms. Beard is retiring after 30 years in education, 12 of which have been spent in Anderson 3. Over the years, she has served in many different roles, including secretary, teaching assistant, and interpreter. Annette is a 1978 graduate of Spartanburg High School and attended Tri-County Technical College. She has two daughters, Kristina (Joel) and Michelle (Randy), and three grandsons. Ms. Beard has worked at the Anderson YMCA since 2004 as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and swim coach. Now that she is retired, she plans to continue to teach swimming lessons and sub in the Crescent Special Education Department. "What will you miss most?" "The family of District 3 and Crescent. This is my favorite district of my career. As Mrs. Hipp says, "This is God's country!" I will miss the students, as we refer to them as our kids. As paraprofessionals and educators, we make a difference in the students' lives even if the difference is not recognized. I love seeing students out and about in the community, and their face lights up with, Hey, Ms. Beard." Congratulations on your retirement, Ms. Beard. Thank you for faithfully serving #A3Students! 💛
Welcome home, Ms. Ryleigh Davis! 🎉🍎 Ms. Davis joins our 2022-2023 teaching team as a 1st Grade Teacher at Flat Rock Elementary School. Ryleigh is an Iva native and a 2018 graduate of Crescent High School. She recently earned a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Erskine College. Ryleigh recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Carter Gates. In her spare time, Ryleigh enjoys being outside and spending time with her family and friends. We are excited to welcome Ms. Davis back to Anderson 3!
Thankful for our incredible #A3Family who went above and beyond this year to put together a district-wide Special Olympics Spring Games Event for our students. ⚽🎳💛
Meet 2022 Retiree, Mr. Danny Parnell! 🏀🎉 Mr. Parnell is retiring from Crescent High School after 22 years, bringing his total years served in education to 39. Over the years, he has served in many capacities, including a coach, teacher, assistant athletic director, and assistant principal. Danny is a 1977 graduate of Crescent High School. He and his wife Michelle have been married for 28 years. When not serving his school community, Danny enjoys spending time with his family, including four children; Scott (Pilar), Justin (Bree), Ashley, Drew, and three grandchildren. "What will you miss most?" "I love being around young people. Never a dull moment. I'm lucky to be able to continue helping with after-school activities and look forward to staying involved with Crescent. I also have many friends in the school district and hope to keep in touch with them. I've never considered myself to be overly smart. I learn as much from my students, and I am able to teach them. The highlight of teaching to me is the love and hope that I had the opportunity to give to so many students. Each is very special to me." Congratulations on your retirement, Coach Parnell. Thank you for faithfully serving #A3Students! 💛
Meet 2022 Retiree, Mr. Wayne Jefferson! 🎉 Mr. Jefferson is retiring after ten years of service as the facilities lead at Iva Elementary School. Wayne was born and raised in Anderson, SC, and is a 1976 graduate of McDuffie High School. He and his wife Teresa married in 1979 and together have two daughters and three grandchildren. Mr. Wayne previously worked for Bimbo as a breadman for 30 years. "What will you miss most?" "That question is simple, the children and my Iva Elementary family. Seeing the children's smiling faces each morning in the car line starts my day on a positive note. I have enjoyed watching many grow and move on to middle school. I will also miss the people I work with daily to make this school an extraordinary place. Although I do not work in the classrooms with students, being able to serve teachers and build relationships with students in the car line and the hallways means a lot to me. Sometimes a child needs a friendly face or a listening ear when they are having either a good day or a bad day. In short, it is both a mission and a blessing." Congratulations on your retirement, Mr. Wayne! Thank you for spending the last ten years serving and inspiring the students of Iva Elementary. You will be missed! 💛
We are now accepting applications for a Custodial position at Crescent High School for the 2022-2023 school year! For more details on this position and to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/A3Careers
Welcome home, Ms. Carlee Burriss! 🎉🍎 Ms. Burriss is joining our 2022-2023 teaching team as a 2nd Grade teacher at Starr Elementary. Carlee is an Iva native and product of Anderson 3. She recently earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University. Carlee enjoys shopping and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. We are excited to welcome Ms. Burriss back to the Anderson 3 Family!
Join us in wishing Mrs. Betty Paul a Happy Retirement! 🎉🚌 Mrs. Paul is retiring after 30 years of driving the bus route "Iva 3" and working as a school paraprofessional. Betty was born and raised in Starr, SC. She is married to Enoch W. Paul Sr. and the mother of Joshua, Benjamin (Ashley), Felicia, and Alton (Ariel) Davis. Mrs. Betty is grandmother to Aidan, Axton, Addie Faith, Ariah, Elijah, Jeremiah, and grandbaby number 7, arriving in September. "What will you miss most?" "I will miss the little ones who can make you feel like a Superhero every day. I'll miss my bus students always saying, 'don't leave until I graduate,' and our amazing A3 Team and the special bond We've made over our many years together. Working in education is like an investment in our future. So in working with young children, I try making it fun because they remind me of sponges waiting to absorb whatever we spill before them." Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Betty! Thank you for dedicating your career to safely transporting Anderson 3 students! 💛
This week Anderson 3 Administrators had the opportunity to present at the 2022 South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) Conference. The team discussed how Anderson 3 has implemented and strengthened communication practices at the district and school levels. Thank you, SCASA, for the opportunity to present! #PridePurposePassion #SCASAi3
Meet 2022 Retiree, Mrs. Denise Beggs! 🎉🎨 Mrs. Beggs has retired after serving as Iva Elementary's Art Teacher for 30 years. Mrs. Beggs is from Elberton, GA. She graduated from Furman University in 1991 with a degree in Art Education. Denise and her husband, Tim, have been married for 24 years. Together they have two children, Emily and Caleb. "What is your favorite memory?" "I have many wonderful memories; it would be hard to pick just one. However, the one thing that I will cherish is the love shown to me when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. It was a terrifying time for my family and me, as my mom passed away from cancer when I was 13 years old. When I was diagnosed with it, the outpouring of love and support showed to my family and me from all the students, faculty, staff, and the community was overwhelming. I think of it often, and it will never be forgotten. I was so blessed to be a part of this wonderful school district and community that showed my family and me so much love and support during such a difficult time. I also have good memories of all the art shows and musical performances I was allowed to participate in. We do have some of the most talented students around." Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Beggs! Thank you for dedicating your career to inspiring a love for art in the young minds of Anderson 3 students! 💛
Anderson 3 was represented well at Palmetto Boys and Girls State this week! 🏛😊
Welcome home, Ms. Haley Taylor! 🎉🇺🇸 This year Ms. Taylor joined the instructional team at Crescent High School as the ISS Supervisor. Haley is a 2008 Crescent graduate. Shortly after graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and completed 12 years of active duty, serving as an administrative officer and personnel security officer. Haley moved home with her three children, Makayla, Jaxson, and AJ, and her boyfriend, Owen Andrews. Ms. Taylor is an Assistant Coach for Varsity Girls' Basketball and JV Softball for Crescent. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Meet 2022 Retiree Club Inductee, Mrs. Tonya Frare! 🎉 Mrs. Frare has retired from her position as an 8th-grade math teacher at Starr-Iva Middle School with a career spanning nearly 40 years. Frare began her career in 1984 after graduating from Clemson University. Over the years, she taught many different grades across elementary and middle levels in Georgia and South Carolina. "What will you miss most?" "Watching the students grow in confidence as well as academically and seeing their excitement after working on something for a while and then finally understanding it. Hearing about their good times and not such good times and learning from them. I will miss the support of my coworkers, the Good Mornings, the Have a Great Weekends, and the "I need coffee"! SIMS was where God allowed me to be, if only for a short season. SIMS has meant more to me than you will ever know." "What is your favorite memory?" "My favorite memory of SIMS would be from the homeroom I had this year. Although they did not necessarily see it, they grew to be very close with each other. They decided as a class to throw a wonderful surprise birthday party for one of the students. They planned it all, and yes, it made me cry with joy and pride of what they did together to make this young man's day. They also pushed each other and challenged each other to do their best on their tests. The Class of 2026 is one to watch!" Congratulations on your retirement, Tonya! Thank you for your dedicated service to the teaching profession. Although you are retiring, your impact will continue. 💛
To celebrate the completion of state testing, Flat Rock Elementary held its annual Lemonade War between 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade classes. Each class concocted its own unique lemonade and battled for the popular vote! 🍋
We are now accepting applications for an additional Early Childhood or Elementary Teaching position at Starr Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants may be certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or both. ✨ To apply: http://bit.ly/A3Careers
Welcome, Ms. Kim Durham!🎉 This year Mrs. Durham joined the Iva Elementary Nutritional Services Team. Kim lives in Antreville with her husband, George. Together they have three daughters. They are also proud grandparents to a little boy and baby girl on the way. Kim enjoys camping with her husband and their dog. We are happy to welcome you to the A3 family, Ms. Durham!
HONOR THE FALLEN 🙏🇺🇸❤️ As you have a moment to rest on this Memorial Day, take some time to reflect, honor, and remember the military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. #MemorialDay
Congratulations to the 65th Graduating Class of Crescent High School! 🎓🎉 #TigerPride #A3Students
How amazing is this? Today the Crescent High School Class of 1962 held their 60th Reunion at the Gray House! Once a Tiger, always a Tiger! 🐯
Congratulations to Crescent High senior Hayden Bowyer! This week Hayden graduated from the Anderson County Project Search Program. #A3Students