Phone: (803) 438-8018
Degrees and Certifications:
University of New Mexico: Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Science Webster University: Master's of Educational Technology with a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
My name is Mrs. Marken and I am excited to be teaching third grade at Wateree Elementary year. This will be my 4th year at Wateree and my eleventh year teaching. Prior to joining the Wateree team, I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Science (2003) from the University of New Mexico. I then taught kindergarten and fifth grades in a small town in Missouri for a couple of years. Next, I moved to Columbia, SC to teach third and fourth grades at Windsor Elementary. Finally, I earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from Webster University (2015) while being a stay-at-home-mom. Now that I am at Wateree Elementary I’m excited to use all of these experiences to make learning in our third grade class fun, interactive, and generally fantastic!
When I am not teaching, I am busy being a wife to Mr. Marken and a mom to two very high-energy, precocious girls: Sierra and Rylie. In our free time we love to watch movies, play board games, read stories together, go to the zoo, go hiking, play with our 2 big dogs, and explore the world around us. With this crew life is always active and full of new experiences.
As we begin a new school year, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I can’t wait to work together to make our school year fun, exciting, and successful!