Assistant Principal

Phone: 803-425-8970 extension 7616


Degrees and Certifications:

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Liberty University National Board Certification in Early Adolescent ELA Elementary and Secondary Principal Certification Middle School ELA and SS Certification Read to Succeed Endorsement Talented and Gifted Endorsement Master's of Education in Elementary Education, Wilmington University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Notre Dame College

Dr. Tammy Small

      I'm excited to be serving as the Assistant Principal of Pine Tree Hill Elementary once again. I love being a Bullpup! This will be my 20th year in education. 20th year in 2020! What a funny coincidence! From 2012-2018, I served at LEMS as an ELA teacher (2012-2014), interventionist (2014-2017), and Assistant Administrator (2017-2018).   I grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts, which is a city right outside of Boston. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in English in 1996 at Notre Dame College. In 2000, I received a Master’s in Elementary Education and began teaching in Dover, Delaware.  I moved to South Carolina in 2005. Since then I've taught in two other districts in South Carolina. I also taught for a year in Louisiana before joining Kershaw County School District. In 2011, I earned an Ed. S. in Educational Leadership with principal certification. In 2020, during the craziness of the pandemic, I earned my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.  

      During my senior year of college, I married my husband, Glaysen in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.  My husband served in the U.S. Air Force until retiring in 2010. He is a now teacher in Sumter School District.  My husband and I have two children. My daughter, Cassidy, is a graduate from the University of South Carolina Beaufort, and my son, Glaysen, is a freshman at Clemson University studying to be an electrical engineer.  In my free time, I love to travel, especially to Disney World, and I love spending time with my family. I am excited about this year, and I look forward to working with you all.  If you need anything, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached through Class Dojo, email, or by phone. My email is