Phone: 803-438-8018 ext 8237
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Elementary Education University of Phoenix Wateree Reading Teacher of the Year 2018-2019
Mrs. Laresa Campbell
My name is Laresa Campbell and I am ecstatic about being your child's fifth grade teacher. Some might say that I did it backwards because I had my children first and then went to college to earn my teaching degree. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. I have been incredibly blessed to be able to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a full time teacher. Before I went to college I worked for five years at Bethesda Christian School as a preschool teacher. I also was a substitute teacher across the district. I have been involved at Wateree since 2003 as a parent, volunteer, and substitute teacher. It feels like coming home to teach these fifth graders.
I am originally from out West and we moved around a bit before settling here. As a family we have lived in Utah, California, Texas and South Carolina. I have six wonderful boys and five of them have graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School. The youngest is starting high school. I am also a proud grandma to four grandchildren, two boys and two girls. As a family we love to play games, swim in our backyard, camp, and watch sports. Our favorite sport is basketball. We love March Madness!
Teaching has always been a passion of mine! I love to read, particularly children’s books. My hobbies include theatre, photography, sewing, and I love to watch musicals. My favorite activity is hanging out with my husband and boys.