Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Masters in Early Childhood Education
My name is Ginger Chestnut and I am so excited to be a part of the Bullpup family at Pine Tree Hill! I started my teaching journey in 1995 after graduating with a bachelors degree in elementary education from Francis Marion University. I later received my masters degree in early childhood education from The University of South Carolina. Most recently, I have participated in intensive training to learn the Orton-Gillingham approach of teaching students with learning differences, including dyslexia. I have taught early childhood, elementary, and middle school grades, and I also homeschooled (and graduated) my children. I have participated in the education process from beginning to end!
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Bryan, and we have two beautiful children. Our oldest daughter just graduated college and got married. Our youngest daughter is a junior in college. We miss our children being home, but we enjoy snuggles from our four-legged fur babies.
Our family moved to Camden from Cheraw, SC about 12 years ago, but I was originally born in Georgia. From the time I was old enough to talk, I always wanted to be a teacher and I taught school to my sister, my stuffed animals, my pets, and anyone else who would listen. I am thrilled to be teaching third grade at Pine Tree Hill, and I consider it a privilege to teach your children.