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HARRIET (LEANNE) GRIFFITH
3704 Wilmot Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 760 5305​
shandontutors@gmail.com


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
 I love helping people learn, no matter what the age of the “student.”  I am a very focused and determined person. I am a detail-oriented and organized teacher. I base my instruction on the needs of each student. I have worked with students for over twenty years. I am certified as a teacher for all elementary school grades. 

PERSONAL SUMMARY 
I have lived in South Carolina for most of my life. I have lived in Columbia since August of 1992. I have no plans to move from Columbia.  I was born and raised in Newberry South Carolina. My family taught and modeled behaviors for which I am very thankful. I have one rule that drives the way that I live. It is that I strive to do unto others as I would have them do unto me. 

WORK HISTORY
August, 2016 – Present
Substitute Teacher for Lexington County School District One (Lexington County, SC) and Richland County School District One (Columbia, SC) 
-Work with all elementary grades. 


August, 2004 - June, 2016
Kindergarten Teacher for Lexington County School District One / Lexington, SC
-Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
-Promoted good behaviors through positive reinforcement.
-Encouraged children to be understanding and respectful of each other.
-Maintained a child-friendly environment.
Incorporated music, art, technology, and physical exercise into instruction of subjects.
-Utilized professional relationships with parents, teachers, and therapists.
-Collaborated with other adults on instructional practices.

August, 2000 – August, 2004
Substitute Teacher for Richland County School District One (Columbia, SC) 
-Worked with all elementary grades. 

September, 1996 – August, 2000
Assistant at Shandon Presbyterian Child Development Center (Columbia, SC)
-Encouraged children to be understanding of others.
-Helped children reach milestones in the area of self-care.



August, 1992- June, 1996
Childhood Development and Kindergarten Teacher for Sumter County School District Two (Sumter, SC)
-Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
-Promoted good behaviors through positive reinforcement.
-Encouraged children to be understanding and respectful of each other.
-Maintained a child-friendly environment.
-Incorporated music, art, technology, and physical exercise into instruction of subjects.
-Utilized professional relationships with parents, teachers, and therapists.
-Collaborated with other adults on instructional practices.
 
August, 1989- June, 1991
Kindergarten Teacher for Small Wonders Child Development Center (Augusta, GA)
-Promoted good behaviors through positive reinforcement.
-Encouraged children to be understanding and respectful of each other.
-Maintained a child-friendly environment.
-Incorporated music, art, technology, and physical exercise into instruction of subjects.

August, 1988 – December, 1998
Sixth Grade Teacher for Richmond County School District Two (Augusta, GA)
-Encouraged children to be understanding and respectful of each other.
-Collaborated with other adults on instructional practices.



June, 1986 – July, 1988
Data Entry Clerk for Cash Control Corporation (Newberry, SC)
-Entered numerical data into databases in a timely and accurate manner.

EDUCATION
1992
Master of Arts: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
Converse College (Spartanburg, SC)

1986
Bachelor of Arts: English
College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)

CERTIFICATION
Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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